South Bay Coordinator
I'm a postdoc at Stanford university, studying Immunology in context of cancer. When I'm not playing with my mice in the lab, I enjoy exploring whatever fun things bay area has to offer — hiking trails, nature’s beauty, history, food, music.
South Bay Coordinator, Web Manager
I'm a postdoc at Stanford University, looking at the impact of light on human behavior and sleep. Nevertheless, as all my friends like to say, I'm not sleeping all the time. Indeed, you will find me travelling around the world with my camera looking for new adventures, dancing wherever there is music, cooking some good meals with friends, and taste some good wine of course!
"Hakuna matata"! ;)
South Bay Event management
I am a Stanford postdoc who was born and raised outside of Philadelphia. My research focuses on repairing the brain after injury, such as stroke, and disease. In my free time, I enjoy rooting for my Philly sports teams, mountain biking, and relaxing with delicious craft brews or bourbon.
South Bay Publicity
I am a neuroscientist by training who loves travelling, adventure and celebrations. The curiosity to understand how we and the world around us function is the reason of me being in science and research. Other than enjoying 'being a scientist', I love presenting science in easy and fun way through my platform “Fuzzy Synapse” to the world.
Sahil M Bansal
San Francisco Event manager
When asked what kind of a Scientist I am, the answer is instinctive - ex. Having spent a bunch of years in grad school on quantum physics and nanotechnology, I now work on enabling tech entrepreneurs understand and work on their ideas and engaging actively in science communication.
SF Social Media & Publicity Manager
My curiosity is amazed by the frantic wings of a hummingbird, the complexity of the human brain, the gravity defying power of a 10,000 pound jet, and the unknown universe to infinity & beyond.
I strive to embrace this connection we all have to our world and to share these feelings of fascination through scientific communication.
Ana Osório Oliveira
San Francisco Event manager
I am Neuroscientist and Passionate Science Communicator! I have been studying neurological disorders for a decade now...and the way our brain works never ceases to amaze me... And I love to share that as well ;) Traveling, Cooking, Dancing and Photography are a must in my life
San Francisco Event manager
I'm a DC native who's jumped coasts in the search for the perfect balance of sun and science. I'm doing research at Stanford to figure out how evolution works... stay tuned!
team San Francisco
from all around the Bay we bring you the best science we can find
make San Francisco better
Join the team
Enthusiastic about science communication?
Are you a scientist? Could you speak at one of our events?
A little goes a long way... fund taste of science in SF!
Are you a corporation? Would you like to partner with us?
- The Universe is expanding an an accelerating pace. How did we discover it? What dow we know about Dark Energy?
- Humans are going to Mars but who gets to go? How do we get more of us to Mars?
- Discover the the ocean's mysterious and seldom-visited "Twilight Zone"
You always forgot where you put your belongings? At what time is your bus? But is it your fault? Come and discover how your brain learns and forget stuff.
You think you're cool? But have you heard about plants breathing?
Should we really be talking to aliens? How do we ensure astronauts survive microgravity conditions during long inter-planetary missions? What are some of the Citizen Science projects run by NASA? Find out at the next taste of science where It's All About Space!
Come to hear the history and future of vaccines and learn about how your brain control all your muscles. Plus, our beloved science rapper Tom will rap for you again!
Marie Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity but few understand the obstacles she faced just to enter the laboratory. What if she could tell her story?
- Arachnids are the oldest group of predators on land. Let's dive into their secret world!
- A whistle-stop tour of recent, current, and future work looking at the intersection of diseases and bees.
Join us for a special evening celebrating science- with live demo and a debate! This is our contribution to the Bay Area Science Festival
The human microbiome, large communities of bacteria and other microbes, affects our health significantly. What do we know about this amazing microscopic world that's living within us?
Also, how does a scientist engage with the broader public to share real scientific faces in a world beset by "fake news"?
There will be bio-themed trivia and prices to be won!
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.
Come and learn with us the origin of animals and some coding theory at your local bar in Palo Alto. Enjoy a nice evening with your friends around a glass!
Come and join us for our first event after the 2017 Festival at our favorite Freewheel Brewing Company! Celebrate SV beer week, with their amazing selection and raise a glass to Science!
We are concluding our week long taste of science festival with grand finale event. We will have an afternoon full of demonstrations on interaction of biomolecules, dark matter and dark energy, and living fluid mechanisms. And then, a lesson on vaccines!
Join Taste of Science at The Purple Onion at Kell’s to hear about the power of music in health and healing, and how important genetic differences in health can be.
Want to learn more about your brain? Come and listen to our scientists at the very nice Cyclismo Cafe. After some brain activities, relax with your friends while listening to Valerio's song and guitar.
Priya Shukla and Yogi Hendlin will present the effects of Climate Change on our planet, and Tom MCFadden will lighten the mood with a spectacular science rap performance at the TechShop.
Come and learn some facts about climate change from the expert- Katharine Mach. See a live demo of how climate change is affecting marine life by Lorraine Ling.
PianoFight hosts Ashley Libby to discuss gene editing, and Georgia Panagiotakos to discuss the brain and neuron development.
We will build things with mushrooms, learn about a 5000-year-old beer recipe and hear our singing scientists -The Ten thousand Ways, all this while sipping Freewheel's beer!
There will be some amazing prizes to win!!
Eureka! is an interactive science comedy show where scientists talk, comedians crack jokes, and audience members win fun, silly prizes.
From ancient DNA to the human sleep, you will learn a lot about your body at this event! Hear about Europe's oldest known natural human mummy and then satisy all your curiosities about sleep.
Join taste of science for a night focused on space! Marcia Fiamengo a NASA Ambassador and Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut will speak about the importance of space exploration. Miguel Ramahlo-Santos, an associate professor at UCSF, will explain what he has learned from stem cells to open the possibility of suspended animation.
Take a tour of the Universe with Jessie Dotson. Astronomy on Tap San Francisco will bring "Astronomy in the News" followed by TRIVIA! There are some cool prizes to be won.
Why do we love stories? Matthew Luhn and Sarah Hillenbrand, experts in storytelling and neuroscience, will explain why and how our brains respond to stories at The Laughing Monk Brewery.
Did you know that you have your own VR equipment in your brain? Our scientist will explain it via some illusions! Then learn how your body regulates himself by inducing cell death.