StanfordMed LIVE Featuring NASA's Kate Rubins From the International Space Station

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
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Join Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of Stanford University School of Medicine, and David Relman, MD, professor of microbiology and immunology, for a fireside chat with NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, PhD. Rubins, a microbiologist and Stanford alumna, will join live from the International Space Station (ISS) to discuss the unique challenges of conducting experiments in space, the importance of science, and the joy of discovery. She will also share about her career journey from Stanford to NASA and provide career advice for students. 

In 2016, on her first mission to the ISS, Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in space and participated in two space walks. On this mission, she is furthering her study of microgravity’s effect on heart tissue and developing a microbial census of the station.

 We hope you join us for an out-of-this-world edition of StanfordMed LIVE.

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