Dr. Ione Hunt von Herbing, UNT Biological Sciences professor and researcher, will be presenting at TEDxUNT: Create the Change taking place on October 1 starting at 1pm in the University Union. Join the event virtually via livestream here.
Dr. Ione Hunt von Herbing is associate professor and director of the Marine Conservation and Aquatic Physiological Laboratory (MCAPL) in UNT's Department of Biological Sciences. Over the past 15 years, her concern for the deteriorating health of global oceans and wild fisheries -- and lack of sustainably farmed fish -- led her to use probiotics in her research to increase the health and productivity of farmed fish in Texas and Mexico. In conjunction with UNT graduate students, she holds two patents, including a treatment for the human disease PKU using a genetically modified probiotic. Most recently, Dr. Hunt von Herbing teamed with UNT chemists, physicists and engineers to learn more about the diverse challenges of climate change on ocean and human health to identify interdisciplinary and global solutions for a better future.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUNT, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUNT event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
For more information about TEDxUNT: Create the Change, visit https://tedxunt.org/