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31st Annual U.S. Symposium

Hosted by Amazon - Seattle, Washington
March 18-21, 2020

Sessions:

 Autonomous Vehicles

Organizers: Erez Aiden, Baylor College of Medicine and Marco Gallio, Northwestern University

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Laura Fraade-Blanar, RAND Corporation

SPEAKERS:
Azim Shariff, University of British Columbia
Eric Wolff, nuTonomy

 Gene Editing with CRISPR

Organizers: Marco Gallio, Northwestern University

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Kim Cooper, University of California, San Diego

SPEAKERS:
Valentino Ganz, University of California, San Diego
Yi-Li Min, Vertex Genetic Therapies

 DNA Data Storage

Organizers: Tim Althoff, University of Washington and Corinna Schindler, University of Michigan

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Georg Seelig, University of Washington

SPEAKERS:
Robert N. Grass, ETH-Zurich
Dina Zielinski, Sorbonne Université

 How do we get to Proxima Centauri B? 

Organizers: Sarah Tuttle, University of Washington and Erez Aiden, Baylor College of Medicine

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Erika Wagner, Blue Origin

SPEAKERS:
Ariel Ekblaw, MIT Media Lab
Justin Kugler, Made In Space

 Imaging the Smallest Scales 

Organizers: Lucas Wagner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Hosea M. Nelson, University of California, Los Angeles

SPEAKERS:
Felix Fischer, University of California, Berkeley
Matthew Comstock, Michigan State University

 Impact of Climate Change on Wildfires 

Organizer: Sarah Minson, U.S. Geological Survey

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Valerie Trouet, University of Arizona

SPEAKERS:
John Abatzoglou, University of Idaho
Sarah McCaffrey, USDA Forest Service

 Sleep

Organizers: Marco Gallio, Northwestern University and Rebecca Calisi Rodriguez, University of California, Davis

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Sara Aton, University of Michigan

SPEAKERS:
Van Savage, University of California, Los Angeles
Anissa Kempf, University of Oxford

 Voter Integrity / Voter Suppression

Organizers: Sarah Tuttle, University of Washington

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Greg Herschlag, Duke University

SPEAKERS:
John Kuk, Washington University at St. Louis
Lindsay Nielson, Fors Marsh Group

The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli FoundationThe symposium is hosted by Amazon, with additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.

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