Thursday, May 16
Science on Screen returns in May, featuring the dino-movie to rule them all, Jurassic Park (1993) and lecturer Samantha del Campo, who will discuss the science behind the gene-editing technology used in the story. Science on Screen is a recurring event that features creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.
Samantha del Campo is a graduate of Humboldt State University’s Cellular and Molecular Biology Program. Following graduation, she completed the CIRM Bridges 2.0 program, a one-year externship at UC Davis spent working with human stem cells.
Currently, Samantha is employed as a Junior Specialist in Dr. Kyle Fink’s lab at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures, a translational facility focused on developing translational science and therapeutics in the stem cell field. Samantha’s primary project in the lab involves the screening of artificial transcription factors designed to modify gene expression in Angelman Syndrome (AS) neurons. AS is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by varying symptoms such as intellectual disability and a lack of speech development. The goal of this research project, ultimately, is to advance understanding of potential genetic therapeutics for AS.
$5 all ages
Doors open 6:30 | Lecture 7:00 | Movie 8:00