Dr. Stephen Quake will deliver the next Dialogues of Discovery lecture at Janelia on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. In his lecture, “The Cell is a Bag of RNA,” Quake will unravel the nature of cellular identity. All Dialogues of Discovery lectures are free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission.
About Stephen Quake
Quake has invented many measurement tools for biology, including new DNA sequencing technologies that have enabled rapid analysis of the human genome and microfluidic automation that allows scientists to efficiently isolate individual cells and decipher their genetic code. He is well known for inventing new diagnostic tools, including the first non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome and other aneuploidies. His test is rapidly replacing risky invasive approaches such as amniocentesis, and millions of women each year now benefit from this approach. His innovations have helped to radically accelerate the pace of biology and have made medicine safer by replacing invasive biopsies with simple blood tests.