Love Is the Drug! Secret Science Club presents Neuroscientist Bianca Jones Marlin

Love Is the Drug! Secret Science Club presents Neuroscientist Bianca Jones Marlin

Bianca Jones Marlin

Thursday · April 12, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

What’s on Bianca Jones Marlin's mind? In a groundbreaking study, Dr. Marlin showed how and where the hormone oxytocin—sometimes called the “love drug”—changes the brain. At the next Secret Science Club, she explores love, trauma, family bonds, epigenetics, and how brain research may lead to new treatments and cures.

Before & After
--Try our experimental cocktail of the night, the Love Potion 9.0
--Groove to synapse-swinging tunes
--Stick around for the scintillating Q&A!

This brainy edition of the Secret Science Club meets Thursday, April 12, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. in Gowanus, Brooklyn (between 2nd and 3rd avenues). Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th Street.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!

Secret Science Club
Secret Science Club
Our bodies - and the bodies of all animals - are fascinating and complex. The human body is made of over 35 trillion cells, and there are hundreds of different types: Brain cells, Blood cells. Muscle cells. The list goes on. All are essential to our living, breathing, functioning selves. But among those cells, there is only one kind that is considered "immortal:" the germ cells. Formed in the embryo, these all-powerful cells produce the eggs and sperm that carry our DNA, and allow us to keep on grooving, generation after generation.

At the next Secret Science Club, developmental biologist Ruth Lehmann explores the mysterious lives of cells and their role in reproduction. She asks:

--What's up in the embryo? How and when do germ cells form?

--In what ways are these "immortal" cells radically different from other cells in the body?

--How do germ cells get romanced into making eggs and sperm? Is there a matchmaking molecule?

Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510
Bianca Jones Marlin
Bianca Jones Marlin
Bianca Jones Marlin is a neuroscientist and postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute. In 2017, she received the STAT Wunderkinds award, recognizing the brightest young minds in life science, and was named a Simons Foundation Junior Fellow. In 2016, she received the Lindsley Prize from the Society for Neuroscience for her work on oxytocin and how the brain adapts to caring for newborns. Dr. Marlin and her research have been featured in the Guardian, National Geographic, Scientific American, Los Angeles Times, and Discover.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215