The Climate, it’s A’changing
Mike Sears, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Clemson University
I Need a Drink!
A discussion on alcohol’s neurobiological impact on the brain and its relationship to PTSD suffers.
There are many motivating factors that govern our desire to drink alcohol. Some of us drink responsibly while others struggle to regulate their alcohol consumption. For instance, those who have experienced traumatic events and develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often choose to self-medicate with alcohol. Dr. Rice will discuss alcohol’s neurobiological impact on the brain and its relationship to PTSD suffers. Additionally, he will present some encouraging findings from his research laboratory that may lead to new treatments for those who 1) abuse alcohol; 2) have PTSD; and 3) self-medicate with alcohol because of their PTSD.
Onarae Rice, Dept. of Psychology, Neuroscience Program, Furman University
From Bacteria to Bedside: the Power of CRISPR/CAS9 Gene Editing
Jennifer Mason, Dept. of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University
December 2017 - no meeting
January 11, 2018 - 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
I Knew I Should Have Picked the Blue Pill! Chromic Biosensors for Food Safety
Bill Pennington, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University
February 8 - 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
Nano for Your Nose: Functional Nanomaterials for Odor Remediation
Dan Whitehead, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University
March 8, 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
The Universe is a Very Dark Place
A discussion of the evidence for the preponderance of dark matter and dark energy in the cosmos.
Mark Leising, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University
Rick Blob, Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University
Sticky Business: the Importance of Cell to Cell Attachment in the Progression of Cancer
Adi Dubash, Biology, Furman University