We are excited to announce that Beth Kenkel is the winner of the second #NerdNiteSeattleFund!
Beth’s work has already gone viral: She is a molecular biologist at the University of Washington’s Department of Laboratory Medicine-Virology, as well as a science communicator writing for the nonprofit plasmid repository Addgene.
Currently, Beth is working on two projects: a clinical trial for a new herpes virus drug and a project engineering a pair of molecular scissors that can cut HIV out of a patient’s DNA.
Beth will use the #NerdNiteSeattleFund to support her ongoing science communication efforts. She is committed to encouraging the inner scientist of all patrons, regardless of background or abilities, because science needs unlikely scientists! By going into our community, she hopes to make science and scientists more approachable, encourage an interest in science, and provide a non-stereotypical role model for other unlikely scientists. We are looking forward to her talk in the upcoming months!
Read her Addgene blog here: http://blog.addgene.org/author/beth-kenkel