Science Café: 20" tall: Mutations that create the smallest people on the planet

  • January 20, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Sorry for the late notice on this one. This is not a GWH event. Please note this is starting at 6:30.


Dr. Doxsey from UMass Medical School will share with us his adventurous and unconventional journey to become a scientist, from lab tech to studying ticks in East Africa! In his lab Dr. Doxsey is still thinking outside the box and has work in resurrecting of an old idea and turning it into gold. His work in proteins involved in cell division, namely pericentrin have help us to understand how its mutations affect human development and primordial humans dwarfism, resulting in perhaps the smallest people on earth. 

Dr. Doxsey is also the co-founder of the UMass Laboratories for Worcester Area High Schools program, which brings high school students to the Medical School campus for hands-on research experiences in state-of-the-art labs, while providing opportunities for faculty to encourage high school students to consider careers in the sciences

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Science Café Woo
Presented by NOVA
Our partner venue: NuCafe
335 Chandler St. Worcester, MA, 01602
Phone: (508)[masked]

www.facebook.com/sciencecafewoo

 

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