(Sold Out) Science Happy Hour: Seeing the Brain with Light

Benefiting: BioBus
Apr 24
Hosted by:BioBus
April 24, 2017 at 6:30pm to
BioBase Harlem map 3227-3229 Broadway at 129th Street New York , NY 10027
Goal: $500
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Seeing the Brain with Light

Science Happy Hour
Speaker: Dr. Darcy Peterka

April 24, 2017

BioBase Harlem @ Columbia's Zuckerman Institute
3227-3229 Broadway at 129th Street, New York, NY

6:30pm Welcome Reception
7:00pm Talk by Dr. Peterka
7:30pm Tours of BioBus and BioBase

Join BioBus for our first Harlem Science Happy Hour! Get a sneak peak of the new education lab that BioBus is setting up at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute. Enjoy snacks, drinks, hands-on science for all ages, and a special talk by Dr. Peterka.

This is family friendly event; children accompanied by adults are welcome.

Tickets are free; donations are greatly appreciated.  



The brain is a fascinatingly complex organ, with many hidden mysteries. What are some of the tools and tricks we use to help reveal its secrets?

Optical methods - techniques that rely on light, such as microscopes - are becoming a mainstay of modern neuroscience, the study of the brain and nervous system. With new microscopy techniques, we can look at features both big and small. While some of these tools involve high-tech engineering, others are borrowed directly from nature. And it is only by considering both that we get the views we want, and can watch the brain as it is working.

Join us to hear Dr. Darcy Peterka, Senior Scientist and Director of Cellular Imaging at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute, discuss how imaging in neuroscience reveals the brain's secrets. Dr. Peterka's work combines techniques from nearly all branches of science and engineering to apply and develop tools for studying the brain in action.


Note: Science Happy Hours are public events. Photo and/or video recording may be taken. If you prefer not to be included in any recording, please just let us know. 

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