The Science Scene

Thursday, July 18

"Pitcher Plant Population Genetics." Jennifer Rhode Ward, a biologist at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will discuss her research into Sarracenia, more commonly known as pitcher plants.  Ward combines molecular, field and statistical methods to learn about different aspects of plant population biology. A Science Cafe event at 7 pm at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Thursday, August 8
Plant Taxonomy

"Plant Taxonomy and the Basic Biology of Trees." A lunch-and-learn event that will provide a crash course in how to identify, classify and describe trees. At noon at Trees Atlanta. 

Thursday, August 15

"American Eden." Historian Victoria Johnson will give an illustrated lecture on her new book, "American Eden" about physician-botanist David Hosack. When Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met on a dueling ground in 1804, they chose the same attending physician: Hosack. He was both a family doctor and a friend to both men. But a less well-known aspect of Hosack's legacy is that in 1801, on 20 acres of Manhattan farmland, he founded the first botanical garden in the new nation, amassing a spectacular collection of medicinal, agricultural and ornamental plants. He used his pioneering institution to train the next generation of American doctors and naturalists and to conduct some of the first systematic pharmacological research in the United States. A Science Cafe event, at 7 pm at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Friday, September 13
Zoobiquity Conference

"Zoobiquity Conference." Emory primatologist Frans de Waal is the keynote for a conference bringing together leaders in human and veterinary medicine, wildlife biology, conservation and evolutionary biology and behavioral ecology for collaborations in research, clinical care and public health. The conference aims to create greater awareness of the species-spanning nature of health and disease and accelerate biomedical innovation through scientific collaboration between a diverse range of experts in human and animal health. Registration is required.


"Monarch + Milkweed." The Science Art Wonder initiative has created a visual representation of Emory evolutionary biology research by Jaap de Roode on how monarch butterflies self-medicate to protect their offspring from a deadly parasite. In the Chace Gallery of the Woodruff Library through August 31.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds