May 30, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital, Third Floor, Conference Room L
250 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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Register now to attend “Harnessing the body’s immune system to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases” with the renowned 2018 FNIH Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences Winner, Dr. Zhijian ‘James’ Chen!

A recent breakthrough in our war against cancer is the development of therapies that harness our body’s immune system to seek out and destroy tumor cells. While such immunotherapies have significantly prolonged the life of some patients who had previously exhausted all treatment options, the majority of cancer patients still do not benefit from existing immunotherapies. Thus, there is an urgent need to devise new therapies that can benefit a larger population of cancer patients. Read more…

May 16, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Emporium Wicker Park
Emporium Wicker Park, North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Renowned Northwestern University molecular bioscientist Neil Kelleher, who stands 5’0” tall in his socks, and his good friend Luka Mircovic, 6’11”, a former power forward for the 2012 Northwestern Wildcats, will discuss the role of proteins in human health, disease, and how they can shape the diagnostics of the future. Read more…

March 12, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Theater Wit
Theater Wit, West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Did you know there may be quantum calculators in your eyes? The bizarre properties of quantum mechanics are now helping neuroscientists more precisely understand how brains and other living things work. Read more…

February 28, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

McGowan South, Room 108, DePaul University
McGowan South, West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Resilience, empathy, and plasticity are important parts of the human experience, but how do these traits actually emerge biologically? Read more…

November 9, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Film Row Cinema, Columbia College - Chicago
Film Row Cinema, South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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This event is a screening of the award-winning documentary Rise of the Warrior Apes, featuring a question and answer session with collaborating scientist Dr. John Mitani.

“Filmed over 23 years, Rise of the Warrior Apes tells the epic story of an extraordinary troop of chimpanzees in Ngogo, Uganda – featuring four mighty warriors who rule through moral ambiguity, questionable politics, strategic alliances, and destroyed trust. Read more…

November 8, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Café Brauer, Lincoln Park Zoo
Cafe Brauer, North Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

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Chimpanzees and their sister species, the bonobo, are humankind’s closest living relatives. Because of this close evolutionary relationship, chimpanzees provide a model system to evaluate claims about human uniqueness. Read more…