Throughout the last few decades, diseases that spill over from animals to humans have been on the rise. What’s behind their increase, and can we do anything to combat these dangerous foes? Spillover: Zika, Ebola & Beyond, from HHMI's Tangled Bank Studios, investigates the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah. We find out how human behaviors spread diseases, and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world. Join us for the film and discussion with filmmakers Aileen O'Hearn and James Barrat!
There is limited seating and tickets are expected to sell out fast. The talk will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. ET (please arrive early).
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Producer, Director, Writer & Narrator for Spillover: Zika, Ebola, and Beyond
For two decades, award-winning filmmaker James Barrat has produced and directed documentary films for National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, and many other broadcasters in the U.S. and Europe. Barrat’s films cut across cultures and epochs to tell deeply human narratives of history, archeology, science, and adventure.
Aileen O'Hearn, PhD
Science Education Fellow at Howard Hughes Medical Institute Tangled Bank Studios
Dr. O’Hearn’s research focuses on the biology of mosquito-borne and hemorrhagic fever viruses, including public health burdens and diagnostic strategies. After working in Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, she worked with Howard Hughes Medical Institute as a researcher for Spillover.
ASM proudly presents this Microbes After Hours event in partnership with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Tangled Bank Studios.