WHAT: An Invisible Plague: the Growing Threat of Tuberculosis
You might think of tuberculosis as an antiquated disease: an infection largely conquered, and isolated to the most impoverished nations; and you would be dead wrong. In this talk, we will explore the history and science of Tuberculosis to understand why this ancient bacterial foe is arguably today’s greatest infectious threat to global public health.
WHO: Dr. Lauren Popov
Lauren received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Stanford University School of Medicine. In graduate school, she studied Staphylococcus aureus skin infections. Lauren loves communicating science to the public, and outside the lab she serves as a communications coach to help other scientists improve their own oral presentations.
WHEN: 7:30PM Thursday April 13
WHERE: La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley [Map]
HOW: Presented free by the Bay Area Skeptics.
WHY: Because science is fascinating!
Skeptical Movie Night: San José
WHEN: 7PM Friday 14 April (2nd Friday each month)
WHERE: Humanist House, 1180 Coleman Avenue, San José. [Map]
If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the flim-flam man, join us, your friends. We are a group who informally discuss the latest in science or pseudoscience over good eats & ale. Sponsored by Bay Area Skeptics.
WHEN: 7PM Wednesday 26 April
WHERE: Fiddlers Green, 333 El Camino Real, Millbrae. A 10 minute stroll from the Millbrae BART & Caltrain station. [Map]