October 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Science Café: Pulling, Pushing and Squeezing: Physics and Adhesion Biology with David Tees, Oct. 23

Tees1068Science Café presents “Pulling, Pushing and Squeezing: Physics and Adhesion Biology” with Dr. David Tees on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room.

“In everyday life, ‘pulling, pushing and squeezing’ is just something we humans deal with on a regular basis,” said Tees, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts & Sciences. “But even our cells and molecules undergo this regular tug of war.”

Tees’ research focuses on the various ways cells can attach to each other, remain attached, detach, and start the cycle again. During his café, Tees will show videos and demonstrations that he hopes will allow the audience to immerse itself into this ever-present tussle.

“I hope the audience is able to see how things move around on the very small scale,” Tees said, “And how cells and molecules respond to hits and kicks from their environment.”

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Café events are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Both cafés are venues for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting. The Science Cafe is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. The two series are sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of Sigma Xi and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Find the Science Café on Facebook and Twitter.

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