Medical Museum Science Café series announces free events

The National Museum of Health and Medicine's Medical Museum Science Café series has announced two upcoming events. These presentations will take place in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Md. 20910, and both are free to the public. For more information, call 301-319-3303.

"Imaging the Cellular and Microbial World" by Dr. Steven Becker, NIAID/NIH
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6pm-7pm

What are the challenges of biological imaging? How can we visualize infection, and what can it tell us about disease? Join Steven Becker, Ph.D., of the biological imaging department of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, to learn about the different imaging techniques researchers use to understand how cells of the immune system coordinate an immune response. He will describe microscopes that he uses, and he will show a confocal microscope that is cut in half to display its inner workings.

"Genetic Counseling in the Genome Era" by Dr. Gillian Hooker, National Human Genome Research Institute
Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6pm-7pm

Join Gillian Hooker, Ph.D., for an in-depth look at the evolving field of genetic counseling and her work as a genetic counselor and researcher at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Hooker will also address the ways that advances in genome technology are impacting NHGRI's work with individuals and families.

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Last Modified Date: 18-Apr-2012