Springtime Yammerings

I’ll be giving some talks in the next few months, and I wanted to let you know the when’s and where’s…

This Saturday at 1 pm, I’ll be at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington DC. I’ll be moderating a panel discussion on personalized medicine. The panelists will include Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health. Details here. 

On Wednesday, April 30, I’ll be delivering the University of Maryland’s fourth annual Lee Hellman Lecture. My talk is called, “Possessed: The Biology of Parasite Manipulation.” The talk, which is free and open to the public, is at 4:30 pm in CHM 1407 (Map).  Details here.

On May 7, I’ll be taking part in Story Collider’s Fourth Anniversary celebration. My fellow story-tellers include the great Jon Ronson, so it’ll definitely be worth sitting through my spot. Details here.

On May 21, I’ll be taking a stroll to my fine local library, the Guilford Free Library in Guilford, Connecticut, to give a talk called “Can Your Genome Save Your Life?” Details here.

On June 26, I’ll be in New Haven, Connecticut, to participate in the annual International Arts & Ideas Festival. My talk will be entitled, “How To Make A Human Being.” Details here.

And finally (for now), on September 11, I’ll be at the Fall for the Book Festival in McLean, Virginia, in a conversation with the delightful author of The Disappearing Spoon and the Violinist’s Thumb, Sam Kean. Details here