Featuring Yamuna Krishnan
Because of its microscopic size and predictable modular structure, DNA is an ideal building material for nanoscale devices. These DNA-based nanodevices can function as platforms that allow testing of certain features of molecular circuits in carefully controlled settings. Yamuna Krishnan explains how her team creates these nanodevices to target cancer cells in living beings, interpret biochemical signals to report on health and find disease, and more.
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$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for Class of 2015 UChicago alumni
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Alumni Leadership Societies
6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Registration and Reception
6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Presentation and Discusion
7:30 PM-8:00 PM: Reception
Yamuna Krishnan (Speaker)
Yamuna Krishnan is a professor and Brain Research Foundation Fellow of Chemistry at the Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology, and Human Behavior at the University of Chicago. She received a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and pursued postdoctoral studies as an 1851 Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Her honors include the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences, a Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Senior Research Fellowship, and, most recently, selection as one of Cell's 40 under 40 scientists worldwide who are shaping trends in biology.