Science Café Events in Sacramento Region for May


“Stem Cell Research in Pets: Benefits for Animals and Humans”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
G Street WunderBar
228 G St, Davis, California 95616
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy of the UCD College of Letters and Science

Each month, Professor Jared Shaw with the UC Davis Department of Chemistry hosts the Davis Science Café, featuring scientists who are studying some of today’s cutting edge topics. This month’s guest is Professor Amir Kol from the UC Davis Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology who researches stem cells. Invite a friend, and get here early to grab a seat at G. Street Wunderbar. Let’s drink to science!

Abstract: Stem cells are a unique type of cells that can differentiate and give rise to several specific mature cell types such as liver cells, blood cells, neurons etc. Stem cell-based therapy has a huge potential to cure many devastating diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, blindness and many more. Nevertheless, the translation of exciting scientific findings in the research lab, to human medical practice, still faces many significant challenges. In my talk, I will review the current state of stem cell
research and its medical applications. More importantly, we will discuss the ways in which stem cell research in pets can help not only our animal family members, but also our fellow homo sapiens.

Contact Professor Jared Shaw more information, at jtshaw@ucdavis.eduor

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Sacramento Science Distilled
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Streets Pub and Grub
1804 J St. Sacramento
21+ event, FREE TO ATTEND

Join us for Sac Science Distilled- You’ll hear short, idea-centered talks from local experts in the sciences. After the talk, we’ll have a lively discussion that brings science into context for everyday life.

This month we’ll have a panel of four experts in different aspects of winemaking. Come ready with questions for our panelists:

Kevin Luther, Winemaker at Wise Villa Winery
Julia Navarro, Winemaker at Constellation Brands, Inc.
Anita Oberholster, Ph.D., Asst CE Specialist, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
Gordon Walker, Ph.D., Sales Representative, Flotek

For more information, contact Lauren Camp (lecampbio at or



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