Friday, Dec 1 - Sunday, Dec 10, 2017
Join the Caltech Alumni Association in New Zealand led by Rob Phillips, the Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics and Biology. Explore a tropical rainforest…at the foot of a glacier. A climatic impossibility? No, it’s just the gorgeous, startling South Island. As part of this trip, Phillips and several of his students will also provide a weekend long molecular biology bootcamp aimed at giving our travelers the chance to see how to obtain DNA sequences and how such sequences can be used to understand how the animals and plants of New Zealand got there.