The Evenings at Whitney are a series of public lectures on current science topics or ongoing research at the Whitney Lab that brings experts in their field to our region. This months’ topic is titled “Mad About Poo: The Biology of Toxoplasmosis” and is presented by Judith Milcarsky, DVM. She studies Toxoplasma and its association with human illness. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that infects warm-blooded animals [including humans] throughout the world. The sexual phase occurs in the intestine of all felids and the millions of oocysts generated from a single cat remain infectious in the environment for years.
Lectures are free and open to the public and will be at the Center for Marine Studies at the Whitney Laboratory. There is no charge for parking and reservations are not necessary.