Christie Wilcox: Venomous

Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

 

Venomous animals and the potent chemical cocktails they wield have fascinated our species since the dawn of human history, and perhaps even longer. They are nature's most feared creatures, and yet, these notorious animals hold the keys to a deeper understanding of evolution, physiology, and medicine.

Christie Wilcox—author of Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry—will talk about her book and how the animals we love to loathe have actually helped us all along. And with modern technology finally able to decipher the biochemical knowledge contained in their genomes, venomous creatures will only continue to help humanity tackle our biggest challenges over the coming centuries.

This event is in The Lab at Ada's and is 21+.

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