PhD Candidate, University of Washington
The soon-to-be Dr. Benasutti is working on completing her biochemistry dissertation in the Chamberlain Lab at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the development of gene therapies for Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy type R9. Halli’s interests outside of academia primarily revolve around outdoor adventure and exploration, to which the Pacific Northwest lends itself nicely.
The Meaning of Life and Death
If you are human, you are going to die. Death is the inevitable price we pay for being alive. But humans are getting better at pushing back our expiration date.We talk with two authors; one focused on the scientific work to define life, and another who explores our efforts to extend our lives. WATCH NOW
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About the Festival
The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.