The April 29 session of “MSK Science Spotlight” will feature a lecture from newly elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Scott Keeney, PhD. Dr. Keeney, a molecular biologist at SKI, investigates mechanisms of the initiation of meiotic recombination. His talk is titled, “How Do Little Chromosomes Know That They Are Little?”
Dr. Keeney is one of two SKI researchers to be recently elected to the NAS. The esteemed members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research and this membership is one of the highest honors bestowed upon scientists worldwide.“MSK Science Spotlight” seminars take place every Monday and Wednesday at ET and will last 60 minutes, including 15 minutes for Q&A. Dr. Keeney joins a list of distinguished colleagues and collaborators including Scott Lowe, PhD, Craig B. Thompson, MD, Dana Pe’er, PhD, and others who have been featured in past “MSK Science Spotlight” segments. Detailed information about seminar speakers, dates, and times as well as live streams and recorded video are available here.