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Seventeen Minutes of Science: Spreading Diversity and Inclusion in Science Through Sharks

Tune in weekly to our virtual series “Seventeen Minutes of Science” every Tuesday at 11am PST / 2pm ET where we go live on Facebook with a new guest each week to talk about how science and biotechnology is woven into their lives for (you guessed it) 17 minutes!

This week on 17 Minutes of Science: Spreading Diversity and Inclusion in Science Through Sharks with Melissa Cristina Márquez.

Melissa Cristina Márquez is a marine biologist in Perth Australia, and her work focuses on the behavior, ecology and conservation of Chondrichthyans (sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras). She’s the founder of The Fins United Initiative, an organization focused on the education and conservation programming for Chondrichthyans. They’ve connected with youth-serving organizations and schools in all 50 USA states as well as over 12 countries. She’s also a freelance writer for Forbes and hosts a podcast (ConCiencia Azul) where she interviews Spanish-speaking marine scientists, conservationists, grad students, and photographers. In addition to everything previously mentioned, she also has authored a children’s series that will be hitting shelves in early 2021.

Please note: Due to the time differences, this event was pre-recorded. Melissa’s video feed was not working, but she shared with us some wonderful pictures to use instead. Enjoy!

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InVivo Biosystems provides essential services to help pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, biotechnology companies and academic research institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. An expert in CRISPR genome editing, InVivo Biosystems creates custom genome edited C. elegans and zebrafish models to enable aging and other disease studies. In addition, InVivo Biosystems provides in-vivo analytical services to produce data and insights for companies that need to make go/no-go decisions quickly in early-stage development of new compounds.

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