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September 18, 2018

Science on Tap: HPV, cancer and how to avoid them

Submitted by Michi Tobler

Nick Wallace, assistant professor in K-State's Division of Biology, will be this month's featured scientist Science on Tap at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Tallgrass Tap House, 320 Poyntz Ave.

Held in a relaxed setting, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation followed by lively conversation. The event wraps up with a conversational Q&A period. 

Wallace and his team are trying to improve the treatment of cancers caused by human papillomavirus or HPV. When they aren't staring through a microscope, his lab enjoys sharing their work with anyone who is interested. Wallace is excited to have a conversation about HPV as part of Science on Tap. Come learn what HPV is, how it causes cancers, how these tumors can be avoided and what the Wallace lab is doing to find better therapies when the cancers occur.

Science on Tap is offered as part of Sunset Zoo's Behind the Science initiative; an effort to build our community's enthusiasm for science in a fun and unique way. The program is organized in partnership with Tallgrass Tap House, Kansas State University's Graduate School, and the Center for Engagement and Community Development.

Other upcoming dates:

  • Oct. 17
  • Nov. 7
  • Dec. 5