On February 7, 2020, Dr. David Haussler, a biomolecular engineer and the Director of the UCSC Genomics Institute sat down for an interview with Nada Miljkovic.

During our interview, Dr. Haussler shares his insights about a broad spectrum of subjects, from the evolution of the brain, consciousness, and collaboration, to bioethics. He also spoke about his upcoming UCSC Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) Talk, where he will join three other UCSC professors for an evening discussion that is sure to expand our minds and curiosity.

The LASER Talk happens Wednesday, February 19, at the Rio Theatre in midtown Santa Cruz. This event is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m and the talks begin at 7 p.m.

The upcoming event features four talks by some of UC Santa Cruz’s most fascinating professors: biomolecular engineer David Haussler on the challenge of understanding human brain evolution; award-winning author and literature professor Karen Tei Yamashita, reads from “KonMarimasu,” a Japanese incarceration road trip; paleontologist and geochemist Paul Koch discusses ancient human impacts on large animal communities; and anthropologist Nidhi Mahajan shares “Silences and Specters of the Indian Ocean.” More information about speakers and topics

To hear our talk, click on the play button below. The second half of this interview will be available after the broadcast at 7:30 pm on the Cutting Edge Show at 90.7FM and streaming live at KSQD.org.


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