June 24, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 8PM @ the Bell House, FREE! SPECIAL EVENT: "Flight of the Drosophila:
A Wild, Winged Night of Cinema & Brain Science" featuring Neuroscientist Josh Dubnau

Drosophila melanogaster is the tiny fruit fly that we humans share half our DNA with and that serves as a model organism for studying everything from courtship to our senses of smell, hearing, and vision. 

Join the Secret Science Club and Imagine Science Films for a night of freaky, fly-inspired short films and a special lecture by neuroscientist and geneticist Josh Dubnau on how he uses Drosophila to study the human brain and the mysteries of memory.

Dr. Dubnau is an associate professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he studies short- and long-term memory, and neurodegenerative diseases. His lab’s most recent research on transposons, also known as “jumping genes,” may offer a key to unlocking the secrets of memory loss and the aging brain.

Before & After
--Sway to neuro-grooves
--Sip our bugged-out cocktail of the night, the Fly Highball
--Win brainy door prizes
--Stick around for the larval Q&A
--Buzz & flit with the cast of scientist/filmmaker Alexis Gambis's new film, The Fly Room

Where & When: Sunday, June 30, 8PM @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th St.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+

No cover. Just bring your smart self!

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