W. Mark Saltzman, Ph.D., Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, professor of cellular and molecular physiology, professor of dermatology, head of college, Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University
Speaker: Geoffrey Montgomery, science writer and former assistant to the president for special projects (1992-1998), The Rockefeller University Introductory Remarks: Vincent A. Fischetti, Ph.D., professor and head, Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, The Rockefeller University
Ronald Evans, Ph.D., professor and director, gene expression laboratory, March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Over 230 attendees from across the country came to campus to learn about a range of topics, such as the federal budget, international science diplomacy, science advocacy, science communication, and careers in science policy.
DNA’s two strands must be separated before its code can be read, or transcribed. By studying the structure of the enzyme RNA polymerase, researchers have elucidated how DNA unwinds and becomes legible.