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. Questions and discussions are encouraged.
The program this evening is titled “Building Body Parts: Lessons Learned from Simple Critters” and is presented by Deborah Andrew, professor of cell biology at Johns Hopkins University. She’ll share the findings from her lab’s studies of the fruit fly salivary gland and how these discoveries are relevant to the development and specialization of human organs. She’ll also discuss how these discoveries can be leveraged to compromise mosquito salivary glands as one approach to blocking transmission of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases, such as Dengue and Zika.
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. For information, call (904) 461-4000.