Always wanted to know why you don't look like your siblings? Come and share with us some food and drinks at the freewheel Brewing Company for a scientific evening. You will also learn how a wild crowd in a bar can illustrate complex neurodegenerative diseases.
Food and drinks available for purchase.
Family friendly, bring your kids.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT'S TICKET SALE WILL GO TOWARDS RELIEF EFFORTS FOR HURRICANE HARVEY AND IRMA.
Have your genome like Mr Bond: stirred, not shaken.
Dr. Chloe Girard
Postdoc at Stanford
Our genome is a mix of our two parents' genome: we're half our mom, and half our dad. And your siblings are too, but they don't look exactly like you, do they?
In this talk, we'll discover why we look like our siblings but not exactly; how our genomes are mixed at every generation to generate more diversity; and how this mixing is highly regulated to produce healthy individuals, in other words how our genome is stirred but not shaken at each generation and why it matters.
What the peculiar behavior of people in bars has to do with neurodegenerative diseases
Dr. Broder Schmidt
Postdoc at Stanford, Biochemistry Department
We all have heard about the 'ice bucket challenge', but what is really going on in Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease? In this talk, you will learn more about current research on ALS and related neurodegenerative diseases without having to take a cold bath. Perhaps a wild crowd in a bar is all that is needed to illustrate complex biology?
Middle school science teacher by day, and a SCIENCE RAPPER by night
Tom teaches 8th grade science at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, and makes science raps with students all over the Bay Area. You may have seen his science rap music videos on his YouTube channel - "Science With Tom".