Dr. Chi-Hing Christina Cheng, University of Illinois
I am a professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I have been coming to McMurdo Station, Antarctica to do research since 1984. It’s a lot of years but the wondrous polar landscape and the amazing ability of polar organisms to make a living on this harsh continent never cease to amaze me. The broad purpose of my research program is to understand evolutionary cold adaptation in polar fishes. We come to Antarctica as part of this research because the Southern Ocean is truly a natural laboratory, where the organisms confined within its freezing realm must evolve adaptations to overcome unrelenting challenges of freezing temperatures and icy conditions to stay alive.
Fecha: Jueves 24 de septiembre de 2015
Hora: 12:30 hs (ver Cronograma)
Lugar: Casa de la Cultura, Sala Niní Marshall (Maipú y 12 de Octubre). Ver mapa de ubicación en Lugar de las Jornadas