From the common cold all the way to Zika, we have all heard of them, most of us have had a few in our lifetime, but what do we really know about Infectious Diseases?!
Come hear from a couple local experts from University of Tennessee about what they are and what we can do about them to protect ourselves and our community!
Doors will be open at 6:30pm. We will have food, drinks and chatting with our new friends until 7:00pm, when the action begins!
Doors will be open at 6:30pm. Enjoy a bounty of food and drinks (both with and without alcohol) offered by the Tamp and Tap while chatting with new friends.
Following a brief introduction to taste of science and thanks to our sponsors, we will hear from our speakers with plenty of time between for questions and refills.
The army that defends "you" from "not you"
Graduate Student, University of Tennesee
Your immune system plays a vital role in keeping you healthy and protecting you from everything you encounter on a daily basis. To carry out this function, a variety of questions must be “addressed”: 1) Is it “you” or “not you”? 2) Is it infectious? 3) If the answer to #2 is yes, what is the most effective response to remove this disease causing agent from your body? Come learn about your microscopic army and how it protects you from microscopic enemies!
Viruses: the old, the new and the unknown!
Dr. Husni Elbahesh
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
Will discuss how viruses like influenza A virus and Zika virus hijack host machinery to replicate and evade host defenses.