All Science at Cal March events are postponed.
Based on local, national, and global public health recommendations shift to include mitigation of transmission, the campus is proactively taking steps that will help to protect the community.
A decision on what will happen beyond March will occur at a later date, based on the latest coronavirus information at that time.
Doors at 6:30, Talk 7:00 PM
3960 Adeline St, Emeryville
Daniel Westcott is currently a fourth year graduate student in the Plant and Microbial Biology PhD program at UC Berkeley. He studies photosynthesis in the Niyogi lab with an emphasis on structural organization of the sites of photosynthesis.
He studies this process in the unicellular alga Chromochloris zofingiensis. This alga is glucose-responsive and shuts down photosynthesis when fed with glucose (with some caveats). Bonus, it is super colorful.
Daniel uses molecular biology tools to build knowledge on these topics. Cloning, super-res microscopy, lipidomics & TLC, DNA/RNA sequencing, and of course CRISPR.