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Sexist immune system and Icy planetary bodies

  • Scotty's Bar and Grill 548 Emerson Street Palo Alto, CA, 94301 United States (map)

You missed an awesome festival? Don't worry, nothing stops after these great events! Join us again this month for a fun science evening and enjoy some drinks with your friends.

This month, you will learn how to study the interior of ice and find out who of the man or the woman is the strongest in disease fighting! 

Food and drinks available for purchase

21+ event

$5 in advance / $7 on the door


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About the talks


Ice Penetrating Radar: a window into Ice Sheets and Icy Moons

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Prof. Dustin Schroeder

Assistant Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University

Radio echo sounding is a uniquely powerful geophysical technique for studying the interior of ice sheets, glaciers, and icy planetary bodies.


Let’s talk about sex: male-female differences in the immune system

Erika Bongen

PhD student at Stanford University, Immunology Department

Scientists have long known that women are more susceptible to autoimmune diseases while men are prone to infections, but we don’t know why. Come hear about my work using computational biology to study sex differences in the immune system. This can help us make therapies that take advantage of the different strengths of males and females to fight disease. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum of sex and gender, there’ll be something for you to learn about your own immune system!