Science Thursdays: Driving Mosquitoes into Oblivion

DateFebruary 8, 2018
Time7:00 - 8:00 pm
LocationMayborn Museum Complex
DescriptionOrganized and sponsored by the Department of Physics at Baylor University, Science Thursdays is a series of one-hour talks on various scientific topics. No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an open interest in science.

February 8
Jason Pitts
Driving Mosquitoes into Oblivion
Recent advances in genetic engineering may provide mechanisms for reducing, if not eliminating, the global burden of mosquito-transmitted diseases. Like many emerging technologies, “gene drive” systems invoke visions of incredible promise for proponents and of catastrophic consequences for detractors. We will explore the science behind mutant mosquitoes and the vigorous debate over their release.
Jason Pitts (Ph.D., Vanderbilt) is an Assistant Prof of Biology at Baylor University.

Join the speaker and guests for coffee and cookies prior to each lecture at 6:30 pm. Science Thursdays lectures are free and open to the public; however, admission to the museum is not included.
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PublisherMayborn Museum
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