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Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

January 11, 2015 - June 6, 2015

On Saturday June 6th, visitors 7 and older can chat with scientists and learn how they became interested in their fields.  Contact for more details.


Dr. Mark Siddall
"Leeches at the Limits"
Saturday, June 6th in the Discovery Room
Sessions at 2:15pm, 3:00pm, and 3:45pm


Mark Siddall photo

Sometimes known as "The Leech Guy," Dr. Mark Siddall's career has been devoted largely to examining the most successful animal life-history strategy of all time: parasitism. His work has taken him all around the world and allowed him to use the cutting-edge technology of DNA sequencing to create a more complete picture of the tree of life. Join us as Mark shares his passion for parasites and connects these amazingly adapted animals to the his curation of the new exhibition Life at the Limits.



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