It might sound unusual that a researcher mainly focused on population genetics and evolution in marine systems would be assisting with a study on trees in Canada, but there are more similarities than you think.
Meet Kathleen Lotterhos, a new assistant professor who joined Northeastern this fall. At Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, she will continue her exciting research uncovering clues to environmental sustainability by using genetic analyses to study species from pine trees to Pacific rockfish.
Human bodies work in odd ways. But the majority of the population figures it’s enough that blood gets pumped, air gets exchanged, and synapses fire. In fact, most people don’t even think about the physiological machinations our bodies go through every second of every day.
Nazneen Rahman is a geneticist in the UK who finds genes that predispose to cancer and use them to help patients. She was a guest on #sciencechat on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.