Ellen Jorgensen

Ellen Jorgensen

New York City

BA Biology, New York University MA & MPhil Biological Sciences, Columbia University PhD Cell & Molecular Biology, New York University, Adjunct Professor at New York Medical College

President, Genspace NYC

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Published on Aug 20, 2014

Allie's Valley

Did I mention we saw the required bear? A grizzly, blissfully chowing down on the abundant blueberries in preparation for winter. The best kind of bear sighting, from a distance of about 200 yards ...

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Published on Aug 12, 2014

First 2014 Samples

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Published on Aug 05, 2014

In Alaska!

Hi All,We are on the 2014 expedition! Checklists have been made,backcountry camping gear and long underwear pulled out of the closets. Theflights were booked last fall, thanks to your generosity. T...

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Published on Aug 05, 2014

Update and apology for radio silence

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Published on Sep 08, 2013

Crunch Time!

I want to thank all of you who have shown your support for this wonderful project. As you know, Microryza is an all-or-none crowdfunding site, so now is the time for the final push to get this pr...

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Published on Aug 07, 2013

What kind of plants do we barcode?

We try to do a through survey of everything in the area, from showy flowering plants to really hard-to-distinguish grasses. The variety of plant life here always amazes me, considering that winter...

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Published on Aug 02, 2013

What's a barcoding night at Genspace like? Find out by watching this video.

A reporter came by one night when we opened our doors to the general public and let them barcode some of the Alaskan samples from last year. Lots of pizza and beer was involved, but everyone had ...

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Published on Jul 26, 2013

Microryza Extends Project Deadline

Summertime is often when folks are out of touch, their minds on vacations and family. So since we are almost 20% of the way to our goal, and Microryza is really enthusiastic about our project, ...

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No guns, just pepper spray. And no sat phone. We never have, since they are expensive to rent and heavy. You start relying on them too. Although having one can save you trouble since you can call folks and ask about the route in real time, and also keep in touch with the bush pilots. But there is something about really being cut off from everything and being totally responsible for one's own welfare that is both frightening and thrilling. If you are not at the pickup site they look for you when they get a chance (!) Eventually I will probably break down and take one, but so far I have not.
Aug 23, 2014
Barcoding Alaska
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Go Yuriy!
Jul 14, 2014
Can we make radiation-resistant plants that can survive in space?
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