Columbia University in the City of New York

May 21, 20206:00 pm
Public Talk

GMOs: Engineering the Genetics of Our World

Featuring Kate Bredbenner, Rockefeller University

May 21st, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the Education Lab, Jerome L. Greene Science Center

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Getting information on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) from the internet can be a scary experience. This talk aims to explain the “what, why, and how” of GMOs in an unbiased, informative, and scientifically accurate way. Kate will go through real-world examples of GMOs and give a scientific perspective on the upsides and downsides of the technology. Know Science talks aim to be an engaging experience specifically designed for the public to understand the science behind GMOs and allow plenty of chances to ask questions during and after the talk. Join us!


About Kate Bredbenner

Kate Bredbenner works as a scientist at the Rockefeller University in the Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics where she studies virus DNA engineering using fluorescence microscopes. She is a scientific communicator and blog editor for Know Science and an avid supporter of science outreach. She is currently involved with a variety of science outreach organizations, including the BioBus, the outreach lab at the Rockefeller University, BraiNY, and Know Science. Her goal is to make a career of talking to the public about science in a fun and informative way.



These talks are geared toward an adult audience. Advance registration recommended (registration link to come). For more information, please contact

All entrances to the Jerome L. Greene Science Center are accessible. The south and west entrances can be accessed without stairs, while a lift is available from the east entrance.

Know Science is excited to partner with Columbia's Zuckerman Institute. As scientists who are a part of Know Science, we are excited to disseminate our knowledge and expertise through engagement with the public — the Zuckerman Institute’s mission and commitment to public advocacy provides us with the perfect platform for our speakers. Come discover cutting edge research in neuroscience!

Venue: the Education Lab, Jerome L. Greene Science Center
609 W 129th St, New York, NY 10027

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