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
Underground . . .
Shrouded in mystery . . .
Chock-full of brainiacs . . .

The Secret Science Club features:
• mind-bending lectures
• volatile experiments
• chemical libations
• star-gazing sounds

What happens to the human body when an astronaut blasts into orbit? Chris Mason wanted to know down to the molecular level. So he studied a pair of twins—one earthbound and one bound for space. In 2015, astronaut Scott Kelly spent 11 months on the International Space Station, while his identical brother Mark Kelly hung out on Earth. As part of the NASA Twins Study, Dr. Mason led the research comparing the twins’ “omics” (gene expression, transcriptome, metagenome, and more)—before and after the long spaceflight.

At the next Secret Science Club, Chris Mason discusses the results of the NASA Twins Study, as well as how future research and technologies will be used to monitor, protect, and potentially repair astronauts’ cells and bodies during, and after, long space missions—to the ISS, Mars, and beyond.

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