November 1, 2020 at 7:45 pm

Science Cafe | Microbial Colonies & Protective Blood, Wednesday, Nov. 18

Nathan Weyand, portrait

Dr. Nathan Weyand | Photo by Ben Siegel

Ohio University’s Science Cafe series presents Dr. Nathan Weyand discussing “Microbial Colonies & Protective Blood” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Weyand loves working with microbial life and believes that “small life” has a lot to teach us.  One particular topic that fascinates him is how some infectious bacteria manage to persist in our bodies without causing symptoms.

Weyand’s research focuses on Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a Gram-negative bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea. During his café, he will discuss basic concepts of bacteriology and cellular microbiology, why microbiologists like counting colonies, and how our defensive immune system protects the human body.

The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. For more information visit the Science Cafe website.

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Fall 2020 Science Cafe Schedule

Links to these virtual events will be posted several days before the event on the Science Cafe website and on the Ohio University Calendar.

Sept. 2: Athens City-County Health Department, “College with COVID:  One Community, One Mission.”Watch on YouTube.

Sept. 16: Rob Brannan, Professor of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness. | Watch on YouTube.

Oct. 5: Witmer Lab, (Larry Witmer, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and his lab). | Watch on YouTube.

Oct. 21: Paul Benedict, Director of Center for Entrepreneurship. | Watch on YouTube.

Nov. 16: Geoff Dabelko, Professor of Environmental Studies. | Watch on YouTube.

Nov. 18: Nathan Weyand, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, “Antibiotic Resistance and Protective Blood.”

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