What do glowing jellyfish, medical research, and free pizza have in common?
How have glowing jellyfish helped us better understand and treat disease? Come hear a fascinating talk about the applications of green fluorescent protein in medical research while enjoying free pizza.
The Laboratory Science Program is pleased to present a talk from Dr. Marc Zimmer of Connecticut College on his new book:
Illuminating Disease: Green Fluorescent Protein & Medical Research
Wednesday April 8 from 12-12:50 in E155 on the Haverhill Campus
Open to the entire campus
Pizza will be served
Green fluorescent proteins have been floating in the ocean for more than 160 million years, but it took a curious scientist, fascinated by pinpricks of green light, to begin unlocking their potential. Now these jellyfish proteins have become one of the most important tools available to researchers in modern medicine and biology.
Marc Zimmer is Professor of Chemistry at Connecticut College. He has published articles on science and medicine for the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Huffington Post, among many other publications.