The Long and Short of Proteomics, How Proteins Shape Who We Are

Renowned Northwestern University molecular bio-scientist 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, discuss the role of proteins in human health, disease, and how they can shape the diagnostics of the future. Professor Kelleher also reveals his massive worldwide effort to map one billion proteins throughout the human body ushering in a new era in human health. Once completed, the project is expected to give rise to new antibiotics and revolutionary technologies for detecting and treating cancer and other diseases.


Food for Thought: Connections Between Nutrition and Brain Health

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There is growing research evidence that what you eat can affect your mental health, including your mood and cognition. The evidence supporting nutrition’s role in brain health is discussed in our next Science in the Parks program. Specifically, Dr. Tussing-Humphreys focuses on research tying a Western-type diet pattern to mental health disorders such as depression and dementia. She also reviews how a plant-based diet like the Mediterranean diet can be beneficial to mood and cognitive health.

C2ST in the News

Kimberly Moore and KDM Engineering recognized on same day, two separate awards

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CHICAGOMay 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — KDM President and Founder Kimberly Moore was recently honored with The Chicago Council on Science and Technology’s (C2ST) Young Professional Award for her work to increase awareness in STEM fields for underrepresented youth through her nonprofit organization, Calculated Genius, Inc. On the same day, Moore’s company, KDM Engineering, was named one of Women Presidents’ Organization’s (WPO) 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies at their 12th annual awards ceremony in Charlotte, NC. KDM has been ranked 15th among this year’s WPO 50 Fastest list.

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STEM Ask & Learn May 2019

As a part of our ongoing initiative to introduce students to STEM professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, Horizon Pharma and The Chicago Council on Science and Technology visited Perspectives Math and Science Academy to talk to students about college and entering STEM fields. Check out our newest interview. Learn more about our partners Horizon Pharma: Perspectives Math and Science Academy:


How Trees Can Help the World: Re-treeing Communities and Making the World a Cooler Place to Live, Part 2

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Moderator Mike Nowak chats with leading experts from The Morton Arboretum and across the United States about how cities and suburbs are leading the effort to combat global change, turning to trees to ensure their communities are healthier, cooler, and more sustainable places to live. Find out ways that you can get involved and influence your communities. Panelists: Chuck Cannon, PhD – Director of the Center for Tree Science at The Morton Arboretum Colleen Murphy-Dunning – Director of the Hixson Center for Urban Ecology and the Urban Resources Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven, Conn Bill Schlesinger, PhD – Biogeochemist and president emeritus at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York Lydia Scott – Director of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI), a collaboration between The Morton Arboretum and approximately 165 partner organizations across the region Jeff Walk, PhD – Director of conservation at The Nature Conservancy in Chicago