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A triple shot of science for here, please

  • Gypsy Souls Coffeehouse 515 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Street North St. Petersburg, FL, 33701 United States (map)

Start your weekend with a cup of Joe with a triple shot of SCIENCE! This special morning edition of taste of science brings speakers from Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, USF Oncology, and University of Florida

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Suganthi Sridhar

CD82, a protein that prevents cancer spread - Suganthi’s research focuses on a protein called CD82 that prevents cancer from spreading in prostate cancer. I will discuss our lab findings on what we have discovered so far about the protein and how we think it may be regulating cancer spread to other areas.

About Suganthi: Suganthi is an associate professor (Biology) at USFSP. She holds a B.S & M. S (Biochemistry) & Ph.D. in physiology and was a professor (at GVSU) prior to USFSP

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Peter Westmoreland

Act Like a Right-Hander - 90% of human beings are right-handed, and the human world is designed for encounter with the right hand. This right hand bias is well-known, and special devices such as scissors, coffee mugs, and wooden spoons are designed for left-handers. From the perspective of one-off accommodations, however, the extent of right hand bias is unclear. Are there norms or rules governing handed activity?

About Peter: Peter is a Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at the University of Florida.

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Katurah Jenkins-Hall

The Psychology of Breaking Bad Habits - The presentation will address the psychology of how habits start, how they are reinforced, how they are maintained and why they are so hard to break. Using a cognitive/behavioral model, the presenter will discuss addictive/habitual behaviors including food addictions, drug addictions and sex addictions--For those who have kicked the habit, there will be a discussion of thoughts and behaviors that lead to relapse and ways to avoid returning to old habits.

About Katurah: Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Dr. Jenkins-Hall is the first African-American female to receive a Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology

Earlier Event: April 26
Friday Fusion
Later Event: April 27
Kids' Day in the Gardens!