Popular science

David Roos


We all don’t study genetics for a living, so we all might not readily attend a lecture devoted to that topic. But what if the lecture was in everyday language and held at a bar? The new Penn Science Café Lecture Series, to be held at the MarBar (above the Marathon Grill) is designed to bring scientific topics out of the laboratory and into a casual setting. Featuring some of the University’s best scientific minds, the series allows Penn professors to chat about the topic of their choice in language all of us can understand. First up on Jan. 31 is David Roos, (right), professor of biology and director of the Penn Genomics Institute. Roos, an expert on global infectious diseases (including the parasites that cause malaria) will talk about “Gene Warfare: Genomics in the Fight Against Emerging Disease.” Cheers!


OUT OF THE LAB: The first Penn Science Café Lecture will be held at 6 p.m., Jan. 31 at The MarBar, 40th and Walnut sts.


Originally published on January 27, 2005