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A Scientist Walks Into A Bar . . . Epigenetics with Dr. Shirley M. Taylor

Science Pub RVA

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

A Scientist Walks Into A Bar . . . Epigenetics with...

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 Topic:    Epigenetics:  How environmental influences          
                       are inherited across generations    

How our bodies develop and age is a complex process. DNA is not the whole story and nature versus nurture is not so clear cut. 


While every cell in our body contains the same genetic information, it’s epigenetics (or “outside genetics”) that distinguishes your muscle cells from brain cells  Epigenetic research is revealing how nature interacts with nurture and what it means for, not just our individual health, but our children and grandchildren.


Come hear about it (in plain language – no background in science required) and talk it over with pioneering epigeneticist Dr. Shirley Taylor of the VCU Massey Cancer Center. 


Shirley M. Taylor, Ph.D    link to biography


Researcher in the Cancer Molecular Genetics program and co-director of the Biological Macromolecule Shared Resource Core at VCU Massey Cancer Center as well as an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at VCU School of Medicine.

When: Tuesday, December 4    


 6:00 – 7:00 pm      Gather  (unstructured &optional)

 7:00– 7:20 pm       Scientist has the floor

 7:20 – 8:00 pm     Moderated Discussion

 8:00 – ???           (unstructured & optional)



 The Camel    
   1621 W Broad St    Richmond, Virginia 23220    
   Feel free to park in the Lowes parking lot across the street.    

Sipping a glass of water at these free, open-to-the-public gatherings is completely copacetic.

  Should you wish to quench your thirst another way (like with something from The Camel's 28 taps) or enjoy some good eats, you'll need to bring some moola.    


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The Camel
1621 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Science Pub RVA

Science Pub RVA connects curious citizens and creative scientists over a sip of some sort at informal gatherings in non-academic settings.

What to expect  A short, jargon-free presentation by a local scientific thinker and a slightly longer period dedicated to questions and dialogue among the attendees and with a local scientist. 

What to bring  No background in science is needed.  A smidge of curiosity is all it takes to enjoy a fun and engaging time.  Pub is in our name, but sipping a glass of water at these events is completely copacetic. 



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