Suds & Science
An Evening of Thinking and Drinking
Monday, Sep 15, 2014 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Suds & Science
Suds & Science at Callahan’s Pub & Brewery
It’s not a scientific mystery that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. And thus, the idea for Suds & Science was born: bimonthly events that bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in a neighborhood bar. The evening begins with a 15- to 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience—all while the audience drinks along. You can learn about everything from the science of beer to superhero physics to the genius of genomes. All of that for the price of a beverage! Suds & Science puts the fun and spirit(s) back into science.
Location: Wang's North Park, 3029 University Ave, San Diego CA 92104
Date: October 20
Topic: Genetic Ancestry Testing: What's Race got to Do with It?
Speaker: Lynn Jorde and Charmaine Royal
Have you ever wondered about your genetic ancestry? Genomics can reveal recent family history and the deep evolutionary roots of our species. In the process, this field is changing the way we view ourselves as individuals and as a society. Join Lynn Jorde from the Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, and Charmaine Royal of the Center on Genomics, Race, Identity & Difference, Duke University, as they discuss the scientific basis of genetic ancestry testing and its implications for our conception of race.
Charmaine Royal, Ph.D.
Charmaine Royal is Associate Professor of African & African American Studies and Genome Sciences & Policy. Her research, scholarship, and teaching focus on ethical, psychosocial, and societal issues in genetics and genomics, primarily issues at the intersection of genetics/genomics and concepts of "race," ancestry, and ethnicity.
She serves on several national and international committees and boards, including the Bioethics Advisory Committee of the March of Dimes Foundation, Expert Panel for the World Health Organization's Grand Challenges in Genomics for Public Health in Developing Countries (Grand Challenges) Project, and the Independent Expert Committee for the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative. She is the immediate past Chair of the Social Issues Committee of the American Society of Human Genetics.
Lynn B. Jorde, Ph.D.
Dr. Lynn Jorde has been on the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine since 1979 and holds an H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair in the Department of Human Genetics. Dr. Jorde’s laboratory has been involved in studies of human genetic variation, mobile element evolution, the genetic basis of human limb malformations, and the genetics of common diseases such as hypertension, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. He has published more than 200 scientific articles on these and related subjects. In 2011 he served as president of the American Society of Human Genetics. Dr. Jorde has served on several advisory panels for the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.