Mark your calendar and plan to arrive early for these popular free lectures sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates) and the SMC Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Sciences departments. For details, call (310) 434-4003.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
A New Cellular Understanding
of Cerebral Palsy
Dr. David Rowitch
UC San Francisco Professor of Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery, Chief of Neonatology, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator will discuss his research on Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling in the regulation of stem cell proliferation and how investigating normal pathways of brain development can offer new insight into human neurological diseases such as cerebral palsy.
Tue, March 11 | 11:15am | Free | Science 140
Probing the Texture of Cells for
Health and Disease
Dr. Amy Rowat
Professor of Biology in the UCLA Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology will talk about her research on the structure and organization of the cell nucleus in order to understand the link between the mechanics and physiology of biological materials.
Thu, March 27 | 11:15am | Free | Science 140
Technical Advances in Meteorology
and Atmospheric Sciences
Senior Meteorologist at NOAA/National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard since 2006 and co-author of The Weather Calculator will discuss the changes in technology that are helping meteorologists expand their understanding of the weather and improve their forecasts.
Thu, April 10 | 11:15am | Free | Science 140