October 1, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Science Cafe | Solar Ultraviolet Light, Friend or Foe, Oct. 16

Science Café presents Dr. Shiyong Wu discussing “Solar Ultraviolet Light, Friend or Foe” on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center.

Wu is Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University.

Dr. Shiyong Wu, shown here in his lab.

Dr. Shiyong Wu

Sunlight is visible light from the sun. But the sun also emits two types of ultraviolet light-UVA and UVB, which has been shown to cause sunburn, DNA damage and skin cancer.

Wu and his lab study cellular responses of skin cells after acute and chronical exposure of solar ultraviolet light.

Wu will discuss the potential beneficial and harmful effects of solar UV on the human body at the cellular level.

Science Café events are held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center. They are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Science Café is a venue for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting.

The Science Café is hosted by Dr. David Ingram, Professor and Chair of Physics & Astronomy, and Roxanne Malé-Brune, Director of Grant Development and Projects in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity.

Science Café and Café Conversations are sponsored by the Office of Vice President for Research and Creativity and the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Fall 2019 Science Café & Café Conversations

Sept. 18: Guy Riefler, Professor, Civil Engineering, “Cleaning up Pollution by Turing It into Paint,” A&S YouTube

Sept. 25: Felipe Aros-Vera, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, I”Interconnected Networked Societies:  The Good, The Bad, The Ugly,” A&S YouTube

Oct. 2:   Rebekah Crawford, Visiting Professor, Social and Public Health, A&S YouTube

Oct. 16: Shiyong Wu Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Director, Edison Biotechnology Institute, YouTube

Oct. 30:  Shannon Nicks, Assistant Professor, Social and Public Health

Nov. 13: Deb McAvoy, Professor, Civil Engineering

Dec. 4: Cory Cronin, Assistant Professor, Social and Public Health

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