with Mathew Summers and Jonathan Proctor
Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Scarlet City Espresso Bar
The cells that give us sight
A science fiction enthusiast turned scientist, Mathew is a PhD candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. Working in the lab of Dr. Marla Feller, he studies how the retina transforms patterns of light into electrical signals. Outside of the lab, he enjoys hunting down cheap local concerts, reading in the sun, and trail running.
What volcanoes can teach us about combating global climate change
Jon’s research currently focuses on estimating the potential economic impacts of geoengineering and climate change, with a focus on agricultural systems. He is also exploring methodological questions at the intersection of remote sensing, machine learning and causal inference. When he’s not in school, you can find Jon backpacking, rock climbing, or teaching improv and design workshops with Collective Capital.