Sac Science Distilled
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Streets Pub and Grub
1804 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
FREE TO ATTEND
Why does it seem like California is always burning? Are fires really getting worse? And what can we do about it? Join fire ecologist Dr. Allie Weill for some fire science 101 and a discussion of how Californians can live with fire in 2019. From plants to people, from Santa Monica to the Sierra Nevada, we’ll explore what scientists know–and don’t know–about wildfire in California today.
For more information about Sac Science Distilled, please contact Lauren Camp at lecampbio at gmail dot com or on our Facebook page.
“Small Particles as New Possible Treatments for Big Diseases”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
G Street WunderBar
228 G St, Davis, California 95616
FREE TO ATTEND
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 speaker is Prof. Jamal Lewis in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering who studies immune disease therapies. Invite a friend, and get here early to grab a seat at G. Street Wunderbar. Let’s drink to science!
Abstract: Current paradigms for the treatment of autoimmune diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis [RA]) are woefully inadequate, often missing the mark on desired physiological responses and not targeting the root cause of the disease. Predictably, novel approaches to re-establish immune homeostasis in patients afflicted by autoimmune conditions are now under intense investigation. Notably, we are developing an array of multifunctional, biomaterial-based ‘anti-vaccines’ that can be easily administered to remediate some of the prevalent autoimmune diseases. In this talk, I will focus on two particulate systems currently under development in my lab, which attempt to control critical cellular and humoral mediators that engender conditions such as RA and autoimmune autism.