Dr. Courtney Clark-Hachtel

Dr. Courtney Clark-Hachtel is an Assistant Professor at UNC Asheville. Her lab focuses on understanding how animals survive extreme environments; specifically, how tardigrades (a.k.a water bears) survive extreme levels of ionizing radiation (1000x what would kill a human). The amazing survival abilities of tardigrades have started to seep into the Sci-Fi community, and some of these references are based in the real biology of these animals. Courtney is passionate about education and enjoys sharing the secrets behind the superpowers of tardigrades with the community.

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