Science Cafe

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Dr. Cowan discuss groundbreaking work on the genetics and atypical brain wiring that may be the culprit in many developmental disorders, including autism on September 17, at the next Science Cafe.

Discover the fascinating science happening all around us at the MUSC Science Café Series. Science Cafés bring the community together with MUSC scientists in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. Come join the conversation! 

The upcoming series will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Riverview Hotel restaurant. To sign up to receive emails about upcoming Cafés, please subscribe to the list.


2019 Series 

Date     Speaker

Sep 17:      Christopher Cowan, Ph.D., Professor, Neuroscience
         Autism A Matter of Genetics and Brain Wiring?

Oct 29:       Federica Del Monte, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medicine
        Topic: Heart Failure


Past Science Cafe

2019 Series

Aug 13:   Mark George, M.D., Distinguish University Professor, Psychology 
        Please -let’s talk about suicide.

Jul 30:     Gary Gilkeson, M.D., Professor, Medicine
        Cellular Therapy: A Game Changer for Autoimmune Diseases!

Jun 18:    Teresa “Tese” Stephens, R.N, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Nursing
        BURNOUT! Building Resilience to Prevent and Heal it.

May 21:   Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President for Research and         Distinguished University Professor
        The Opioid Crisis in South Carolina: Problems and Solutions

Apr 23:    Heather Boger, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Neuroscience
        Got AGING on the brain? Learn more to keep yours healthy!

Apr  9:     Besim Ogretmen, Ph.D, Professor, Professor, Biochemistry and            Molecular Biology
        Size Matters! What Your Telomeres Might Tell You About Aging and         Cancer

Mar 19:    Don Rockey, M.D., Professor, Medicine
        Fatty Liver Disease - a powder keg ready to blow!

Feb 12:    Steven Carroll, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Pathology
         NEUROFIBROMATOSIS: Cracking the Code of these Genetic
         Diseases for Children

Feb 13:    Robert Adams, M.D., Professor, Neurology
        STROKE: What You Don't Know Could Kill You