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Science Distilled STL: From Birth Hormones to Brain Cancer

Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 7:00 PM-9:00 PM


Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall
4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 United States + Google Map

Registration not required. FREE. Open to the public. All ages welcome! Free parking Urban Chestnut east side lot, or street.

Two short talks on science, trivia in the middle, prizes at the end, and soft drinks, beer, and food available for purchase the whole time!

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Oxytocin – A Labor of Love?

Speaker: Sarah K. England, PhD, Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Medicine, and Vice Chair, Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine

Sarah England discusses the role of oxytocin in pregnancy and its role in aiding women at the time of labor.  She covers the widespread usage of this hormone and the variation in an individual’s response based on our personal genetics.

Brain Cancer: From Origins to Therapy

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Albert Kim M.D.

Speaker: Albert H. Kim, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Genetics, Neurology, and Developmental Biology; Surgical Director, Pituitary Center; Co-Leader, Neuro-Oncology Research Focus Group, Siteman Cancer Center; Co-Leader, Neurorestorative Therapy Group, Hope Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Albert Kim, a brain tumor neurosurgeon and scientist, discusses fundamental aspects of malignant brain tumors, including where they come from, what makes them so hard to treat, and the current state-of-the-art in therapy.


Science Distilled STL and Astronomy on Tap are brought to you in partnership with The Academy of Science – St. Louis. Special thanks to program sponsor, the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

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This month’s Science Distilled STL is in collaboration with Evenings & Events on Genetics and Genomics, a free community series partnership of The Academy of Science – St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and the Children’s Discovery Institute of St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.


Monday, April 8, 2019
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
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Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall
4465 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
+ Google Map