Science Happy Hour & Holiday Party
Join BioBus and the Lower Eastside Girls Club
Speaker: Dr. Dan Littman
Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:30pm Welcome Reception with BioBus intern presentations
7:00pm Talk by Dr. Littman
7:30pm Tours of the BioBus and BioBase
Holiday Party to follow!
This holiday season, take some time to learn about yourself…
How do we tell the difference between the ‘self’ and the ‘non-self’? What may sound like a philosophical (and unanswerable) question is also a biological one – in order to survive, all organisms must be able to destroy harmful invaders without harming itself or its allies. This is the very difficult role of the immune system.
Join us to learn more about yourself by hearing the latest discoveries in the field of immunology, from a leading expert Dr. Dan Littman. We will also hear about the development of promising new cancer immunotherapies which use the patient’s own body to attack its disease.
Plus, explore the BioBus and BioBase, get updates on our programs, and learn about what the food science class has been up to!
Dr. Littman is the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology at NYU’s Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine. He is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Littman is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of the New York Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, the AAI-Invitrogen Meritorious Career Award, the Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science, and the Coley Prize from the Cancer Research Institute.
This event is all ages, children accompanied by adults are welcome.
BioBus relies on donations from individuals like you to provide Science Happy Hour events and other accessible and fun science programs to students and community members. Would you consider a $25 donation to support one student at a BioBus class? Donate on the event page or visit donate.biobus.org/2017 to learn more.