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April 10, 2018

Science Cafe today at Radina's in Aggieville

Submitted by Anna Zinovyeva

Don't miss Science Cafe at 7 p.m. April 10 at Radina's in Aggieville. 

Please join us for this interactive presentation and discussion. Science Cafe events are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular area of research or a scientific question.

Jocelyn McDonald, assistant professor in the Division of Biology, will present, "The amazing green fluorescent protein (GFP): from jellyfish to scientific breakthroughs."

"Discovered 50 years ago in the bioluminescent jellyfish Aequorea victoria, GFP glows green with blue light. Today, GFP and 'flavorful' color variants like 'tomato' and 'cherry' let scientists watch live cells inside tissues and track cancer cells in mouse models," McDonald said. 

The event is sponsored by Sigma Xi, Kansas Citizens for Science, and the Kansas Science Communication Initiative. 

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