Navigation Links
UC Riverside biologist is invited speaker at TED Conference
Date:2/1/2010

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Biologist Cheryl Hayashi, who studies spider silk at the University of California, Riverside, has been invited to present her work at the prestigious TED Conference, held annually in Long Beach, Calif. The dates of this year's TED Conference are Feb. 9-13. Hayashi's talk on spiders and their silks is scheduled for Feb. 10.

She is one of about 50 speakers at TED2010. Other speakers include singer and activist Sheryl Crow; philanthropist Bill Gates; chef Jamie Oliver; neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris; comedian Sarah Silverman; autism activist Temple Grandin; and the writer Michael Specter. The complete list of TED2010 speakers can be found here.

TED, which covers topics in science, business, the arts and the global issues facing the world, started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment, and design.

More than a thousand people attend TED Conferences, which sell out a year in advance.

Hayashi said she decided to participate in this year's conference because of the opportunity it gives her to interact closely with creative people from all walks of life.

"I look forward to hearing about their passions, to finding out what motivates them," she said. "It's worth our time, I think, to step outside of what we usually do, and expand our horizons. This conference also allows me to contribute to a larger conversation about discovery with scientists and non-scientists. I'm sure that the experience will be educational as well as energizing for me."

Hayashi, a professor of biology, received her bachelor's and doctoral degrees in biology from Yale University. Named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007, she previously was a U.S. Presidential Scholar, National Merit Scholar, and recipient of both a Graduate Fellowship and Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation.

She joined the faculty at UCR in spring 2001. Since then, she has been the principal investigator on multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and the Army Research Office. Her scientific articles have appeared in such journals as Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Journal of Experimental Biology.

In addition to her teaching and research activities, Hayashi is dedicated to mentoring undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs in her laboratory. A frequent contributor to newspaper, magazine, television, and radio interviews to explain the value of spider silk, biomaterials, and biodiversity to the public, Hayashi volunteers much of her time to educational and public outreach.


'/>"/>

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. UC Riverside plant scientists research ranked on top ten breakthrough list for 2009
2. Kornberg Associates
3. Architects Completes UC Riverside Stem Cell Core Facility Project
4. Evolution of hyperactivity is focus of free public lecture at UC Riverside
5. 3 UC Riverside entomologists honored by Entomological Society of America
6. UC Riverside research on barley genome gets boost from $1 million USDA grant
7. UC Riverside student is 1 of only 5 persons selected for challenging Arctic expedition
8. Public lecture at UC Riverside to discuss origin and fate of universe
9. UC Riverside geneticist receives highest honor from Botanical Society of America
10. UC Riverside professor receives top scientific honor
11. UC Riverside researcher names lichen after President Barack Obama
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/2/2016)... Feb. 2, 2016 Checkpoint Inhibitors for ... Market Are you interested in the future ... for checkpoint inhibitors. Visiongain,s report gives those predictions ... and national level. Avoid falling behind in ... opportunities and revenues those emerging cancer therapies can ...
(Date:2/1/2016)... -- Rising sales of consumer electronics coupled ... gesture control market size through ... electronics coupled with new technological advancements to drive global ... through 2020   --> Rising ... to drive global touchfree intuitive gesture control market ...
(Date:1/27/2016)... Ohio , Jan. 27, 2016  Rite Track, ... based in West Chester, Ohio ... award winning service staff, based in Austin, ... capacity and ability to provide modifications, installations and technical ... Dovalina , CEO of PLUS, commented, "PLUS has provided ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016 NX Prenatal ... its proprietary NeXosome® technology for early warning of ... its most recent study by Dr. Thomas ... the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine,s (SMFM) annual meeting ... 1-6 th , 2016.  The presentation reported initial ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Feb. 10, 2016  Matchbook, Inc., a company ... growing biotech companies, announced today the appointment of ... Advisor. Jim brings nearly 25 years of experience ... having spent nearly two decades in executive level ... Procurement at Genzyme and, most recently headed global ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... research registry built on the secure online PatientCrossroads platform, has exceeded both its ... participants have joined the PROMPT study, which seeks to advance understanding of the ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... With a presidential election ... Health Care Business Conference will bring together over 500 top healthcare leaders for a ... in transformation. The conference, organized by MBA students of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton ...
Breaking Biology Technology: