March 1, 2017
Join Mary Blair, primatologist and Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, as she discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking, including the risk of zoonotic disease spread.
April 5, 2017
Biological anthropologist Zaneta Thayer explores the biological mechanisms through which early life stress influences biology and health later on.
February 1, 2017
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk examines the bedroom lives of bugs, showing how six-legged sex lives can be just as interesting as our own.
January 4, 2017
CRISPR gene editing is widely used by biologists as the DNA programming tool of choice to alter the genome of organisms and even populations. Join Rockefeller University professor Leslie Vosshall as she demonstrates what is—and what will be—possible.
December 7, 2016
Barnard College professor and astronomer Janna Levin shares her scientific research on the first recordings of a gravitational wave from the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago.
November 2, 2016
Data scientist Sam Wang will discuss how data can be mined creatively for insights into what's really happening this campaign season, the shape of the American electorate on Election Day, and more. Please note: Josh Katz will not be in attendance.
October 5, 2016
Evon Hekkala discusses how tissue samples from centuries old museum specimens shed light on the mysterious origins of the Nile crocodile—and may even explain the presence of crocodiles in medieval medicine cabinets.