NHGRI will host its annual Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Speaker Series with special guest speaker David Kong, PhD, a synthetic biologist, community organizer, musician and photographer.
Dr. Kong's discussion topic is connecting the life sciences with diverse communities. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium (Bldg. 38A).
More about David Sun Kong:
Dr. Kong received a Master's degree in nanotechnology and a PhD in synthetic biology from MIT. He is a researcher at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory developing microfluidic, "Lab-on-a-chip" biotechnologies. Dr. Kong was recognized as an emerging leader in synthetic biology as a "LEAP" fellow, served as a guest faculty member at the Marine Biology Lab in Woods Hole, and is managing faculty of "How To Grow (Almost) Anything," an international course on biotechnology. He is the founder and director of EMW, a community center in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Kong is part of the EMW Street Bio team that created Biota Beats. Biota Beats translates bacterial cultures into music, ultimately fostering community, transfer and exchange while celebrating art, science and life in all forms.