For a molecular biologist, Dr. Tracie Seimon travels to the most amazing and challenging places to do labwork. She was featured in a video in the Wall Street Journal earlier this year where she talks about packing up the mobile molecular lab and heading out to Myanmar for the health survey of the Burmese star tortoise program: A Bronx Zoo Molecular Biologist Packs for Myanmar – Wildlife Conservation Society.
Outside of wildlife conservation, she finds time to part of a research team performing analysis on the 2013 El Reno Storm, the world’s largest documented tornado with windspeeds reaching up to 300 mph. Their project gathers and analyzes video footage and other data from storm chasers to support and contribute to scientific research on tornadoes. For more info: http://el-reno-survey.net/