May 10, 2023

IN-PERSON @ THE BELL HOUSE, Secret Science Club presents Biologist & Circadian Rhythm Researcher Orie Shafer on Monday, May 15 @ 8PM, FREE!

Synchronize your watches! We’re about to explore the mysteries of circadian rhythms…

Secret Science Club presents Biological Clock Researcher Orie Shafer

IN-PERSON @ THE BELL HOUSE on Monday, May 15, 8PM (Doors open at 7:30PM), Free!

We all have biological clocks embedded in our minds & bodies. So how do they work?

At the next Secret Science Club, we’re exploring circadian rhythms with chronobiologist and neuroscientist Orie Shafer. He asks:

-- How do circadian rhythms guide everything from sleep to digestion to daily changes in body temperature?

-- How accurate is our biological clock and what can knock it off-kilter?

-- Where in the body is the biological clock located?

-- Do early birds and night owls have different circadian rhythms? What is social jet lag?

Before & After
--Try our fastidiously measured cocktail of the night, the “Right on Time”
--Groove to syncopated tunes (as we rock around the clock)
--Stick around for the scintillating Q&A

ORIE SHAFER is a professor of biology at the Advanced Science Research Center at the City University of New York. He studies the neurobiological basis of circadian clocks, the molecular time-keeping mechanisms that orchestrate rhythmic behaviors, such as sleeping and waking. His research employs genetic, physiological, imaging, and behavioral methods to understand how neural networks create a robust yet resettable circadian rhythm, and he is particularly interested in how biological clocks operate when challenged by the unreliability of the modern-day light environment.

This up-to-the-minute edition of the Secret Science Club meets Monday, May 15, 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 to the performance space open at 7:30PM.

Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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