K. Christopher Garcia: Going the Distance

Chris Garcia has run more than eighty ultramarathons, including thirteen 100 mile races. He explains that running teaches him a lot of lessons about discipline, patience and persistence that can be applied to science.

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About the Speaker

When he is not on a long run or in the swimming pool, Chris Garcia can be found in his lab at Stanford University where he is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and of Structural Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Garcia’s lab is studying the recognition and activation of a variety of cell surface receptors involved in human health and disease. Find more at Garcia’s lab page.

About the interviewer: Melissa Hendershott is a graduate student in the Tetrad program at UCSF.

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