July 8th Davis Science Café: Environment and Genes, Muscles and Fevers


For our July science café in Davis, we’re going to get on your nerves!

“Too Hot to Handle: How Genes and Environment Cause Rare Muscle Disease and Malignant Fever”
Davis Science Café

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
G Street WunderBar
228 G St, Davis, California 95616
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy UCD Department of Math and Physical Sciences

Join/Share: https://www.facebook.com/events/925221927535516/

Our conversation guide for the June science café will be Dr. Isacc Pessah, who is a Professor and Associate Dean at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, with joint appointments to UC Davis MIND Institute, the UC Davis Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Professor Pessah’s research interests is in how our genes interact with our environment in ways that trigger neurological and muscular disorders. In particular, he studies cellular and molecular mechanisms that dictate how our nerves transfers signals, and also explores the different environmental triggers of clinical disorders.

So we won’t actually be getting on your nerves—just inviting you to an educational conversation on the strange and fascinating ways our body and our genes can interact and respond to our surroundings. Come for the knowledge, and sooth your nerves with a beverage if you must, but let’s all sip on some science at the G Street Wunderbar in Davis!

You can browse past Davis Science Café topics at www.capscicomm.org/local-science-cafes/davis-science-cafe, and check out other local science cafés at www.capscicomm.org/local-science-cafes!

Contact Jared Shaw more information, at jtshaw@ucdavis.edu or www.facebook.com/groups/davissciencecafe.



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