Currently living on the prairie of western Minnesota, Cathe Smith does molecular diagnostics, metagenomics, and sequencing for a veterinary diagnostics lab and autogenous vaccine manufacturer. Thanks in part to her work, three new zoonotic viruses have been sequenced and described. Previously, her graduate research resulted in the discovery of six new species of Springtails. Outside of the lab, she enjoys crochet. She is currently working on a series of short horror stories based on the surrounding prairie.
Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Cathe Smith
Name of Event
Homo Stellaris: Becoming the People of the Stars
What will humans become as we begin to develop an interplanetary and interstellar society? Join Editors Les Johnson and Rob Hampson and their contributing authors to the upcoming fiction/nonfiction anthology "Homo Stellaris" for a discussion of potential changes to human society, psychology, biology and genetics in support of interstellar exploration and colonization.
Dr. Robert E. Hampson, Mod. From genetic engineering to brain-machine interfaces, science and medicine are working hard to create better humans. What is the current state of bioengineering, regenerative medicine, cybernetics and “bionics”? Can there – or *will* there – be such a thing as The Singularity where humans are no longer recognizable as such?
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.