The rockefeller University || WednesDAY, October 18, 7PM Screening/6PM Reception
Reimagining Biology
Historical shifts in seeing and thinking about our fellow organisms.
Joining two mid-length films on significant historical developments in scientific thought, this program examines the lenses through which we view biology. First, we'll delve into the innovations of Anton van Leeuwenhoek that first opened the microscopic world to captivated eyes in the 1670s. Then, jumping three centuries forward, we'll come to Niles Eldridge, who in 1972, proposed, along with Stephen J. Gould, the punctuated equilibrium refinement of evolutionary theory, launching a debate that continues to this day. In between, shorter stops for Lynn Margulis and Ernst Haeckel meet cutting edge biological visualization bringing us right up to the present.

Join us for a reception at 6 pm with refreshments outside the theatre!

Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door.
Paired with the short films program will be

Anyi Mazo-Vargas
Anyi is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University. She is originally from Cali-Colombia, before going to Cornell, she did a master in Puerto Rico studying weevils, then worked at Duke Univerisity trying to detect luciferases shining from single yeast cells. For her dissertation, she is interested in understanding how morphological features develop and evolve to create the amazing diversity of forms we see in nature. Specifically, she is studying the development of wing color patterns, implementing CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to modify the function of genes and genome-wide methods to spotlight elements involved in the regulation of a wing patterning gene in different species of butterflies.
Sally Warring
Sally Warring is the creative scientist behind the popular Instagram account Pondlife, which documents the fantastical unicellular microorganisms she discovers in wild bodies of water in and around New York City. Sally researches the biology of unicellular organisms using genomics and molecular biology. Her photographs and short films can also be found at .
Du Cheng
Du Cheng is currently an MD-PhD student in the Weill Cornell/Sloan-Kettering/Rockefeller U Tri-Institutional MD-PhD program (@weillcornell). Besides learning medicine and doing neuroscience research, he owns a company making LabCam adapter that allows you to take high-quality photos on a microscope with your iPhone (@iLabCam). He is a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow (@PDSoros) of 2016. For more information on IDu Optics visit:
Time and location:

Wednesday, October 18, 7 PM Screening
Rockefeller University, Carson Family Auditorium
1230 York Ave, New York, 10065

(Total runtime: 90 min)

Every Tear
Squid: Coming to Life
Inside the Shared Life
Far Beneath the Seashore
Evolutionary Jerks and Gradualist Creeps
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