Science Café Events in the Sacramento Region in November

“Horse Coat Color Genetics: As Simple as a Cup of Coffee”
Davis Science Café

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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 speaker is Prof. Rebecca Bellone in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction, and the School of Veterinary Medicine, who studies economically and medically important genetic traits in horses. Invite a friend, and get here early to grab a seat at G. Street Wunderbar. Let’s drink to science!

Abstract: People have long been fascinated by the appearance of horses and intrigued by the variety of colors and patterns seen in their coat. Because of advances in technology and tools to which discover inherited traits, over the last twenty years, our understanding of horse pigmentation has rapidly grown. This talk will explain was is known about the genetics of pigmentation in horses using an analogy of a good cup of coffee. 

Contact Professor Jared Shaw for more information, at

Sac Science Distilled
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Streets Pub and Grub
1804 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Join us this month to hear Jonathan Ambrose (Fisheries Biologist, National Marine Fisheries Service) and Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Caroline Wilkinson (NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps) speak about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the way that the organization uses cutting edge global science to inform local management decisions.

For more information about Sac Science Distilled, please contact Lauren Camp at lecampbio at gmail dot com or on our Facebook page.



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