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Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

December 5, 2015 - June 4, 2016

2015-2016 Event Dates
December 5
February 6
April 2
June 4

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Meet the Scientist

Dr. Susan Perkins 

“From Malaria to Microbes”

Saturday, December 5th
Sessions at 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, and 3:45 pm


Susan Perkins in the field

As a graduate student, Susan Perkins got bitten by the “parasite bug” and has since been fascinated by the tiny creatures that call the bodies of other animals home.  Susan focuses on the parasites that live in the blood of animals like lizards and bats, which takes her all around the world to collect parasites from their hosts and extract their DNA back at the Museum. Her work with these tiny creatures make her a perfect co-curator of the new exhibition, The Secret World Inside You where visitors will learn how the microbes native to our bodies keep us healthy and happy. 

For an introduction to the world of microbes from Susan:



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