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October 29, 2008
7:00-8:30 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO

As Time Glows By:
Watching Biological Clocks Tick in the Brain

Associate Professor of Biology

Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.

Our daily lives are scheduled by a clock in our brain. Dr. Herzog will describe how the neurons of this clock keep 24-hour time, synchronize to local time, and drive daily rhythms in the body. He will introduce real-time reporters of gene expression and multielectrode arrays as techniques that have enabled us to understand the mechanisms underlying daily rhythms ranging from cell division to mood swings.

Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks.

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: 20 minutes of presentation, followed by a 7 minute break for attendees to introduce themselves to each other at the table, and then an hour of discussion. Seating is limited to the first 100 people.  No reservations accepted.

Crown Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

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For more information: e-mail scienceontap@wustl.edu
or call (314) 935-5285