CSE 2017: Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Keynote Address:
Mary-Claire King – “Perhaps in My Next Life…”

Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
This year, CSE is very proud to present our 2017 Keynote Speaker, Mary-Claire King.

Mary-Claire King (BA, Mathematics, Carleton College in Minnesota; PhD in Genetics, University of California, Berkeley) is a Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine at the University of Washington, where she studies the genetics and interaction of genetics and environmental influences on human conditions. King is known for identifying breast cancer genes (described in the movie Decoding Annie Parker); demonstrating that humans and chimpanzees share about 99% of their genetic material; and using genomic sequencing to identify victims of human rights abuses.

Dr. King’s current research employs the use of experimental and bioinformatics genomics tools to study complex genetic diseases – and their interaction with environmental influences – in human conditions. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Plenary Address:
Marcia McNutt – “Survival of the Fittest: Evolution as Applied to the Future of Scientific Publishing”

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 8:30 AM
This year, CSE is very proud to present our 2017 Plenary Speaker, Marcia McNutt.

Marcia McNutt (B.A. in physics, Colorado College; Ph.D. in earth sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography) is a geophysicist and the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences. From 2013 to 2016, she was editor-in-chief of Science journals. McNutt was director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 2009 to 2013, during which time USGS responded to a number of major disasters, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. For her work to help contain that spill, McNutt was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard’s Meritorious Service Medal. She is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Geological Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Association of Geodesy. Her honors include membership in the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1998, McNutt was awarded the AGU’s Macelwane Medal for research accomplishments by a young scientist, and she received the Maurice Ewing Medal in 2007 for her contributions to deep-sea exploration.