Suds & Science
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: Ortega's, 141 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Date: November 10
Topic: Attack of the Viruses: From the Flu to Ebola
Speaker: Farhad Bryan Imam
Is the flu shot really beneficial? How worried should you be about Ebola? And how prepared are San Diego Hospitals to handle viruses like Ebola? Join Farhad Bryan Imam, M.D., Ph.D., as he discusses the biology of viruses and their different levels of contagiousness. This event will help us sort out the facts from the media hype, understand treatment procedures and help us find out what we can do to prevent ourselves from getting sick.
Farhad Bryan Imam, MD, Ph. D
Farhad Bryan Imam, MD, Ph.D. is a physician-scientist at UCSD and received both his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Stanford University. Subsequently, he trained at Harvard Medical School for his Pediatric Residency and Newborn Intensive Care Fellowship, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the USCD School of Medicine. Dr. Imam practices Neonatology at both Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego and the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, and his research laboratory is located at the UCSD School of Medicine in La Jolla.