Scientist in the Spotlight: Behavioral Genetics

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sky Gallery

Behavioral geneticist Kathleen Bennett will be at Scientist in the Spotlight at NHMU.
Ever wonder what the day-to-day life of a scientist working in a lab is really like? To do the work of a biologist, you often have to look at many different "levels" when trying to solve a big question. This could lead a biologist to study a whole animal or just its smallest molecules to find the answers they are looking for.

Come join Kathleen Bennett, a behavioral geneticist, and hear about her work with the appearance, function, and development of neurons. You’ll have a chance to see how scientists describe behavior and how they use computers to help. Check out mice brain cells through a microscope and note the similarities and differences between cells from different areas of the brain. You can even try your hand at using a pipettes to practice moving liquid between tubes, just like Kathleen does in her lab.

Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2–4 p.m.The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. See link below for additional scientists in the series.

Included in Museum admission, free to members and University of Utah faculty, staff, and students with a current U ID.