20th Annual Wetterhahn Science Research Symposium

20 Annual Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Research Symposium at Dartmouth College
This annual event is fun, full of energy, and features the following: truly impressive undergraduate research, an excellent and highly regarded keynote speaker, cheese, fruit, vegetables, and it is also free and open to the public!

20th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Scientific Research
The Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Research Symposium
Dartmouth College, Thursday – Friday, May 19-20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Keynote Address – 4:00 PM – 104 Wilder
Seeing is Believing: Spying On Cells, presented by Amy Palmer ‘94, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Poster Session – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ Fairchild Science Tower

Friday, May 20, 2011
Informal Poster Viewing – 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM @ Fairchild Science Tower

ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Amy Palmer ’94, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of chemistry and Biochemistry

Amy Palmer, Ph.D.

Photo by Casey A. Cass, University of Colorado

Dr. Amy E. Palmer is Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado in Boulder and a member of the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology.  Her primary research interests are to develop fluorescent sensors and probes to track molecules, ions, and chemical reactions in living cells.  These sensors allow researchers to track chemical processes in both healthy and diseases cells to study the molecular basis of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer.  Dr. Palmer is a native of New Hampshire and received her B.A. cum laude in 1994 from Dartmouth College where she worked with Karen E. Wetterhahn on the toxicity of chromium compounds.  She received her Ph.D. in 2001 in Chemistry from Stanford University, working under the direction of Edward I. Solomon.  From 2001 – 2005, Dr. Palmer was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Roger Y. Tsien at the University of California, San Diego.

More information @: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~wisp/wetterhahn

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