NYSCI Talks: How were you introduced to CRISPR technology? By Robbie Barber


NYSCI (The New York Hall of Science)

Robbie Barbero is the Chief Business Officer at Ceres Nanosciences and holds a doctorate in biological engineering from MIT. In this panel discussion, he presents a chronological depiction of his time as Assistant Director of Biological Innovation in the Obama administration where he was responsible for helping to develop and implement policy on life science issues. His presentation depicts how world events affect scientific research and how CRISPR technology made its way to the forefront of scientific applications and changed everything.


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The New York Hall of Science

The New York Hall of Science, also known as NYSCI, is a science museum located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year. NYSCI serves schools, families and underserved communities in the New York City area, offering informal, hands-on learning through various products and services that use the “design-make-play” method of bringing delight and play to educating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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