Behind the scenes

Postdoctoral Fellow Kakani Katija at TEDWomen conference

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Photo Credit: Marla Aufmuth.

June 3, 2015

On May 28, MBARI Postdoctoral Fellow Kakani Katija presented a talk at the TEDWomen conference in Monterey about her research studying how marine organisms interact with the fluid world. As a bioengineer, she is interested in the underwater “footprints”, or wakes that organisms leave behind as they move through the water. Kakani uses dyes, lasers, and other technology to make these translucent structures visible and measurable.

TEDWomen is a three-day conference with a program of speakers and workshops that encourage females to be creators and instigators of change and innovation. Kakani presented her talk to a professionally diverse audience at this star-studded event, joining notable speakers such as Jimmy Carter, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin.