January 2, 2018 at 10:30 am

Biology in Your World | Antibiotics & Modern Medicine, Feb. 24

The Biological Sciences Graduate Society has coordinated a series of biology talks for the public at the Athens Public Library. The “Biology in Your World” series if free and open to the public.

The Athens Public Library is at 30 Home St., 740-592-4272.

For more information, contact Charlene Hopkins, graduate student in Biological Sciences.

Upcoming Events

Rebecca Keogh, in lab

Rebecca Keogh

Antibiotics & Modern Medicine

Saturday, Feb. 24 @ 2 p.m.

Since the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Flemming in 1928, antibiotics have revolutionized the medical industry and have saved countless lives of those exposed to infectious diseases. Unfortunately, their misuse and overuse has led us to an emerging healthcare crisis. Many bacterial strains have become resistant to them, and the
development of new antibiotics is at a standstill.

This presentation will walk us through this bacterial evolution.

Guest speaker: Rebecca Keogh, Ohio University graduate student in microbiology, of Biological Sciences Department

Brandan Gray, with gold finch on his hand

Brandan Gray

Poisons in Plain Sight

Saturday, March 24 @ 2 p.m.

Have you ever been told to keep poinsettias away from pets? Or to be careful where you plant that lovely oleander shrub you just bought?

In this talk, we’ll explore the toxins found in many common plants, which groups (children, pets, etc.) are most susceptible, how the poisons enter the body and some of the common symptoms, and non-toxic alternatives for our gardens.

Guest speaker: Brandan Gray, Ohio University graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology, Biological Sciences Department

Marcel Weigand, outdoors in the water

Marcel Weigand

Roads & Box Turtles

Saturday, April 21 @ 2 p.m.

Roadways are the single largest man-made structure in the United States, and they have many effects on wildlife. Turtles are greatly impacted because they are slow and often use roadway habitats.

This program will share research findings on how a new roadway in the Nelsonville, Ohio, area affects Eastern Box Turtles.

Guest speaker: Marcel Weigand, Ohio University graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology, Biological Sciences Department



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