Stem Cell Engineering: modRNA-based CRISPR genome editing and small-molecule differentiation

Abstract: Over the past decade, researchers have called into question the reproducibility, replicability, and robustness of published findings across nearly all the empirical sciences. In this talk, we look ahead at both practices and technologies that can be developed and integrated to support more efficient and reliable science.

Biography: Sarah Rajtmajer is an assistant professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology and research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. Her research uses machine learning, game theory and network science to study values embedded in information.

Before joining the Penn State faculty, she served as a consultant to the Defense and Intelligence communities on scientific programs for national security, with specific focus on initiatives in big data and computational social science. Prior to her work in consulting, Dr. Rajtmajer was an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Applied Research Laboratory and a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at Penn State. Dr. Rajtmajer has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and a BA in Mathematics from Columbia University.


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