Newton Webinar Series
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Katie Pollard, PhD

Director, Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology

Katie Pollard, PhD, and her team develop statistical and computational methods to study genomes. Through their analysis and comparison, they cultivate a unique perspective on human health and disease.

Discover how big data allows for deep exploration of the human microbiome—the microbes that inhabit the human body—and how that yields insight into how our bodies work.

As the eyes of the world have turned upon the scientific community in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Gladstone’s researchers are part of an unprecedented effort to develop effective testing, explore potential therapeutics, and accelerate toward a vaccine as rapidly as possible. Meanwhile, our research in neurology, cardiology, and bioinformatics remains vitally important and continues to move forward in spite of physical constraints.


May 27, 2020
12:00-1:00pm PDT

The Newton Webinar Series is inspired by the story of Isaac Newton’s extraordinary intellectual output while in quarantine during the Great London Plague of 1665, and offers an alternative to all the news related to COVID-19. Each week, we will feature a conversation with Gladstone’s scientists and explore their moonshot ideas, how they approach their work, and what they think medicine may look like 10, 20, and 50 years from now.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.