InnovATEBIO PCR 2: Introduction to qPCR - CANCELLED
Event Date(s): Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:30pm PDT
The PCR webinar series has been cancelled.
This is the second in a three part series on PCR
Elizabeth Dreskin, R&D Applications Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories: Intro to qPCR
O. Rahul Patharkar, Ph.D., VP of R&D at CoverCress fwill talk about using qPCR and conventional PCR in his crop development research (that also includes multiplex CRISPR and plant breeding)
About Our Speakers:
Dr. Liz Jordan Dreskin is an R&D Manager at Bio-Rad Laboratories who oversees the applications team for the life science group. Her team works with marketing to develop data and literature using any combination of tools including electrophoresis and western blotting, PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, NGS, electroporation, flow cytometry and protein purification. Liz joined Bio-Rad technical support after her post-doc at UCSF to assist customers in biochemistry and molecular biology - related techniques. She later moved into R&D where she has held various roles in validation of thermal cyclers and reagents, as well as applications.
Liz received her B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College, and Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan.
O. Rahul Patharkar grew up in a small town in Virginia and was always fascinated by plant’s ability to grow in all kinds of conditions. Rahul was equally fascinating with the beauty and symmetry of row crops. With a love of plants in mind, Rahul received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno with an emphasis on plant stress biology. Rahul worked as a postdoc and Research Scientist at Harvard Medical School and the University of Missouri where he focused on plant pathogen biology and plant abiotic stress tolerance. Rahul has published numerous papers in the area of plant development and stress tolerance and was also involved in helping Monsanto gain regulatory approval for DroughtGard maize. In 2019 Rahul joined CoverCress as the Molecular Genetics lead where he developed new gene editing technologies and glucosinolate reduction processing strategies. In 2020 Rahul became the VP of R&D overseeing gene editing product development and analytics.
Funding provided by the National Science Foundation, DUE 1901984