Category: Blog


Published: July 31, 2013

Curing Diseases With The Help of Robots

Teaching Systems Biology and Genetics Through Inquiry

Sam Bettis is the Technical Director of the University of Chicago’s Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology Cellular Screening Center (CSC).  He manages day-to-day operations of the CSC.  Sam assist’s Chicago investigators in adapting cell-based assays for high throughput screening and to perform that screening at cost.  To learn more about Sam and the Cellular Screening Center visit the CSC website.  This video can also be found on The Field Museum's Vimeo page.

"Systems-based approaches have changed how we attack drug discovery.  By trying to replicate an entire system instead of just a component of a system we are able to more accurately replicate biological processes and have a greater chance of success in ultimately finding a cure." – Sam Bettis, University of Chicago