Secret Science Club presents Out-of-This-World Geneticist Chris Mason

Secret Science Club presents Out-of-This-World Geneticist Chris Mason

Chris Mason

Tuesday · May 15, 2018

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


This event is 21 and over

Before & After

--Sample our cocktail of the night, the Mars 2020
--Groove to interplanetary tunes
--Stick around for the scintillating Q&A

This edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, May 15, 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
Chris Mason
Chris Mason
Chris Mason is an award-winning geneticist and associate professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, as well as director of the WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction. His NYC-based laboratory explores a wide diversity of research topics, from cancer genetics to microbe diversity in subway systems to the comparative DNA and RNA of working astronauts. The author of over 150 scientific publications, Dr. Mason was named one of the Brilliant Ten by Popular Science and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, and National Geographic and on PBS, CNN, and beyond. He has co-founded four biotechnology start-up companies and serves as an advisor to many others.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215