Caminos de la Ciencia: De Ingeniería Química a Microbiología y de Regreso

Presentation | December 4 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | César E. Chávez Branch, Oakland Public Library, Suite 271

 3301 East 12th St., Oakland, CA 94601

 Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Science@Cal

This Presentation will be in Spanish / Esta presentación será en español

En esta presentación, el Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, investigador del Laboratorio Nacional de Berkeley, nos hablará sobre su trayectoria en la ciencia y las oportunidades que lo han llevado a estudiar microbios, bichos y el medio ambiente.

Javier nació en Tuxpan, Nayarit, México, y realizó toda su preparación profesional en su país natal. Javier llegó a Berkeley por primera vez hace nueve años como visitante escolar mientras terminaba sus estudios de doctorado. Esa primera visita a Berkeley influenció su vida y el deseo por explorar las ciencias biológicas y químicas en Berkeley y de convertirse en un científico enfocado en el estudio de las interacciones complejas que ocurren en distintos ambientes. Sin embargo, esta no es toda la historia; el Dr. Navarro nos llevará a través de un viaje, desde su curiosidad por la naturaleza durante su infancia, hasta los distintos eventos que lo llevaron a elegir su carrera y pasión por la ilustración, la naturaleza y la ciencia.

From Chemical Engineering to Microbiology and Back

In this presentation, Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will tell us about his career path through science and the opportunities that led him to work with microbes, critters, and the environment.

Javier was born in Tuxpan, Nayarit, Mexico and finished all his undergraduate and graduate coursework in Mexico. He came to UC Berkeley nine years ago as a visiting scholar while finishing his PhD studies. This first visit influenced his life and desire to explore the chemical and biological sciences at Berkeley and to become a scientist studying the complex interactions that occur in different environments. However, this is not the whole story, and Dr. Navarro will take us through his journey, from his childhood curiosity about the natural world and first experiments to the different events that brought him to choose what is now his career and passion for illustration, nature, and science.

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 light refreshments will be served

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