October 30, 2014

MBL Science Before Supper Series






The MBL Associates and the Falmouth Public Library  present “Science Before Supper,” a series of talks by MBL scientists designed to whet the public’s appetite for all things science.  The free talks are designed especially for non-scientists.
Light refreshments will be served.

5 PM, Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Falmouth.





November 21
Moving Cargoes in Neurons: I Think My Squid Has Alzheimer’s

Joseph DeGiorgis, Providence College and Adjunct Faculty, Cellular Dynamic Program, MBL

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a debilitating neurogenerative disorder that has touched the lives of many of us. For the past five years, the research in Joe’s lab has focused on the molecule that causes AD, termed the amyloid precursor protein (APP). They have studied this protein in perhaps an unlikely place, in the nerve cells of the squid of Vineyard Sound. Now Joe and his fellow researchers are in hot pursuit of other marine organisms that may contain APP and help shed light on this devastating illness.




January 9
It’s Not the Age, It’s the Miles: Understanding Biological Time

Jonathan Gitlin, Deputy Director of Research Programs, MBL



February 13
Welcome to the Plastisphere: the New World of Microbes Living on Ocean Plastic
Linda Amaral-Zettler, Associate Scientist, The Josephine Bay Paul Center, MBL



Past Science Before Supper talks:


February 21
“Land of Extremes: Exploring the Natural History of Alaska’s Tundra”
John Hobbie, Distinguished Scientist and Senior Scholar, MBL Ecosystems Center

January 17
“Color Change and Patterning in Ocean Animals: Science, Art, and Technology”

Roger Hanlon, MBL Program in Sensory Physiology and Behavior


October 11
“Encyclopedia of Life: Cataloging Every Species on Earth!”
Nathan Wilson, MBL