The Next W&S


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

posted Jul 11, 2019, 12:17 AM by Scott Burman   [ updated Jul 11, 2019, 12:17 AM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  You're so vein
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

The genetic tricks gonorrhea has been evolving inside of us for thousands of years

Sarah Quillin, PhD, MPH Candidate

Northwestern University


Antibodies - How we made one of nature’s weapons into one of our own

Justin Modica, PostDoc

Northwestern University


Hosted by Erica

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

posted Jun 10, 2019, 4:35 PM by Scott Burman

Wonder & Skepticism:  You're so vein
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Personalized medicine is here: Replicating patients’ veins

Andrés Moya Rodríguez, Grad Student University of Chicago


When the bead drops:🔥 applications of microfluidics

Becca Back, Research Technician University of Chicago


Hosted by Natasha

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

posted May 7, 2019, 3:16 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 4:55 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Every picture tells a story (also, mummies)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Art & engineering: Tracking the chemistry that makes paintings come to life

Becca Harmon, Graduate Student

Northwestern University


Unraveling the Secrets of a Roman-Egyptian Mummy

Victoria Cooley, Graduate Student in Materials Science & Engineering

Northwestern University


Hosted by Cortney & Erica

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

posted Mar 26, 2019, 6:01 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated May 7, 2019, 3:47 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  blind leading the naked
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Naked mole-rats getting high and living forever: lessons in endocannabinoid control of development

Brigitte M Browe, PhD Candidate

University of Illinois at Chicago


Naked, neuro-protected and cancer-free

Emily Vice, Graduate Student

University of Illinois at Chicago


Hosted by Erica & Natasha

Wednesday 13 March 2019

posted Feb 28, 2019, 4:36 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated May 7, 2019, 3:48 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Where is my mind?
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Katie's Kainate Receptors: Using CRISPR to identify the link between a single genetic mutation and a mysterious neurodevelopmental disorder
Erica Binelli, PhD Candidate
Northwestern University

It's All Right: The right hemisphere's role in language comprehension
Andriana Christofalos, PhD Candidate 
University of Illinois at Chicago

Hosted by Hannah

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

posted Jan 22, 2019, 11:54 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated May 7, 2019, 3:48 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  You and me have a disease
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622
Cropped from TEM photo of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia by Dr. Linda Stannard
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: multi-faceted, multiplying, and multi-drug resistant
Megan Nas, PhD Candidate 
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Legionella pneumphilla: an accidental human infection
Lubov Grigoryeva, PhD Candidate 
Northwestern University

Hosted by Hannah

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

posted Nov 30, 2018, 7:59 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Feb 18, 2019, 4:16 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Fireside Chat: Science Communication, whose job is it anyway?
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

It’s the day after Christmas: 
avoid your family, swig some nog, don your best smoking jacket, and join scientists Lizzie and Scott for a discussion (and debate) about scientific communication and who should be doing it

Wednesday 24 October 2018

posted Oct 10, 2018, 4:08 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Feb 18, 2019, 4:16 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  What's my age again?
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

“Hey, I just came here for the science!”: Reflections and lessons from a skeptic who studies parenting from the outside
Bridget McGann, BA
Indiana University

Neurogenesis: How the creation of new brain cells is key to a healthy life
Sylvia Ortega-Martinez, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Chicago

Hosted by Hannah

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

posted Sep 4, 2018, 2:14 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 4:57 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Inside the Atom
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Neutrinos: The ghost particle
Mateus Carneiro, PhD, Postdoc
Oregon State University

Dark matter in cosmology and particle physics

Gordan Krnjaic, PhD

David Schramm Fellow, Fermilab & University of Chicago


Invisible, improbable, intrepid : 3D cameras for the subatomic world

Elena Gramellini, PhD

Lederman Fellow, Fermilab


Hosted by Hannah

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

posted Aug 6, 2018, 7:03 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Feb 18, 2019, 4:15 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Sunshine Tomorrow
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Mamma mia! Solar energy from spaghetti polymers

Micaela Matta, PhD

PostDoc, Northwestern


The microbial universe

Ashley Sidebottom, PhD

PostDoc, University of Chicago


Hosted by Hannah

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