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Two CTBR members at the 2015 TEDxCUNY

UPDATE with video links: You can view Jayne Raper's presentation here and Jill Bargonetti's presentation here.


Two CTBR members will present and perform at the 2015 TEDxCUNY titled Borders and Belonging.  TEDxCUNY will take place on November 20, 2015 9:30am-5:30pm at the TriBeCa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are sold out, but the event is available via LiveStream

Brief descriptions of CTBR members Jayne Raper and Jill Bargonetti are are below. You can read more about them and all other speakers here.


Jayne Raper (Department of Biological Sciences) is currently managing a program project (NSF/Gates) to generate transgenic cows that will be resistant to all forms of a lethal parasite, African trypanosome. Dr. Raper’s work is included in this film about a ground-breaking international project that is using new genetic tools to produce livestock resistant to trypanosomiasis.


Jill Bargonetti (Department of Biological Sciences) and her Hunter College students will perform selections from ‘Choreographing Genomics’ a course that is part of the Biological Sciences Department at Hunter College. It is described as using ‘postmodern dance to model biological processes.’ Students explore the biological science of molecular genome information by viewing it through various artistic lenses, including dance and poetry.  Dr. Bargonetti recently discussed her research and the "Choreographing Genomics" course in the PBS special "American Graduate Day".  Watch the video here