Dangerous creatures, amazing medicine
Biochemist Mandë Holford, from the City University Graduate Center and the American Museum of Natural History, explores the fine line between deadly poisons and medical cures. Just returned from an expedition to Papua New Guinea in search of new species, Holford snorkels with some of the most venomous creatures on the planet—marine snails with hypodermic-needle-like spikes. When she’s not seeking deadly escargot, Holford is in the lab with her team, analyzing the chemical properties of venom …
Before & After: What’s your poison? Try the SSC cocktail of the night, the "Venom Cure," and groove to infectious tunes!
This next gastropodal edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, August 12, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave.
Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!