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Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Lecture
The Wildlife Detective – A ‘DNA-driven’ Journey of Koalas, Cockatoos and Wildlife Forensics

In celebration of DNA Day, the Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Lecture will feature Dr. Rebecca Johnson AM, Chief Scientist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on Friday, April 23, 2021.

In this webinar, Dr. Johnson will share her ‘DNA-driven’ science journey which includes establishing the first accredited wildlife forensic laboratory in the southern hemisphere and working on conservation genomics of some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife species.

Dr. Eric Green, NHGRI’s director, will moderate the Q&A session.

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Rosann Wise, wisern@mail.nih.gov, and/or the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests should be made five days in advance of the event.

Apr 23, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Rebecca Johnson AM, PhD
Chief Scientist @Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Rebecca Johnson AM, PhD is the Chief Scientist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. She is also a Wildlife Forensic Scientist, conservation geneticist and chief investigator of the Koala Genome Consortium. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Dr. Johnson held the role of Chief Scientist of the Australian Museum, the first female to do so in its more than 190-year-history.