Cafe Scientifique: ‘Brain of the Zombie … Can Neuroscience Explain Gruesome Zombie Behavior?’


Area teens are invited to attend the upcoming presentation, “Brain of the Zombie: Can Neuroscience Explain Gruesome Zombie Behavior?”

Russell Morton, University of New Mexico College of Medicine, will deliver this unique talk from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at the Los Alamos Research Park in the second floor conference room.

Free food will be served at 6:30 p.m. and teens are encouraged to participate in a zombie costume contest as part of the event.

Café Scientifique New Mexico is a free, fun way for teens to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

Stimulating conversations with scientists, engineers, and inventors take place in an informal and relaxed setting.

The program is run by teens for teens at central locations in Los Alamos, Española/Pojoaque, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. It was inspired by the adult Café Scientifique programs that have become popular throughout the world.

All teens are welcome at any Café and the organization is always looking for energetic Youth Leaders to help guide and organize the Café meetings.

Scientists chosen to be Café presenters are working on the cutting edge of an important scientific field and are dedicated to sharing their science with the public.

Their presentations are designed to be accessible and relevant to a teen audience and to stimulate discussion and debate.

“Brain of the Zombie” presenter Russell is an ASERT-IRACDA post-doctoral fellow in the department of Neurosciences at UNM. While at the University of Colorado, he majored in biochemistry and molecular, cellular and developmental biology and was involved in undergraduate research studying the developmental expression of a T-box protein Tbx-12.

Before entering graduate school, Russell was involved in researching the dormant stage of mycobacterium tuberculosis and Beta-cell replacement therapy for diabetes.

For more information about Café Scientifique, click here.

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