Virtual Science Café Las Vegas: Duane Moser

When

Jul. 1, 2020, 7pm to 8pm

Office/Remote Location

Online

Description

Virtual Speaker: Duane Moser, Desert Research Institute

"Life at the Edge: from the Deep Biosphere to Deep Space"

Dr. Moser applies the tools of microbiology and genomics to better understand environmental transformations of contaminants, from pharmaceuticals to radionuclides, and the pathogenic potential of microorganisms aboard the International Space Station. New directions include microgravity research, environmental DNA (eDNA) for the tracking of endangered species and ancient DNA (archaeology). Using life underground as a unifying theme, this talk will describe cryptic ecosystems of Earth’s caves and fractured rock aquifers as a unique repository for biodiversity and evolutionary history and testbed for the possibility of dark life elsewhere in the solar system.

Admission Information

The virtual presentation will be presented via Webex.

Meeting Number (access code): 133 784 7720

Meeting Password: HJxzNz8d?34

Contact Information

Event Sponsor

College of Sciences

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