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The Space Oddity of Couch Potatoes

Rene Harrison

About This Project

How does the world of cell biology intersect with the great unknown of outer space? Dr. Rene Harrison explains her research on osteoporosis, bones and provides key takeaways for listeners to strengthen their own bones.

Dr. Rene Harrison is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Research & Graduate Studies in the Department of Biological Sciences at UTSC. She completed her Ph.D at the University of Toronto, and received numerous research awards including a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award. Her research work includes the study of how disease/infections modulate the microtubule cytoskeleton and the effect it has on cellular events. She also led an experiment on whether microgravity compromises bone cell architecture (specimens were sent to space).

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Date

21 January 2015

Category
2015, Education, Science, Technology