The MBM Program offered a demonstration booth at the Beckman Institute’s Open House March 8 and 9. Trainees Amanda Weiss and Mikhail Kandel, who are members of the MBM Student Leadership Council, led planning and preparation for this demonstration.
The booth featured a live video feed of liver cancer cells from Kandel’s bioimaging lab, a microscope showing blood cells, a poster of Weiss’ research, and an interactive lesson on light polarization.
At the next booth, MBM’s sister program EBICS demonstrated biobots with help from MBM trainees.
Several MBM trainees participated in the demonstration. Joining Kandel and Weiss were Katie Sullivan, Collin Kaufman, Gelson Pagan-Diaz, Natalie Aw, Brian Baculis, Shannon Murphy, and Lauren Grant.
The Beckman Open House presented an opportunity for programs to reach out to the public and share their research. Attendees of all ages came to learn about science, especially schoolchildren, families, and undergraduate students.