Friday, May 1, 2020
DNALC Live: DNALC Short: The Amazing Neuron! Part I
When: 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Neurons are special cell types of animal nervous systems. Though they come in many shapes and sizes, they are some of the most interesting cells with unique structures that are closely linked to cellular function! Join DNALC educator Jeff Petracca for a brief discussion of neuron structure and how it allows these amazing cells to send messages throughout an animals' body.
DNALC Live: DNALC Short: The Amazing Neuron and its Electrifying Action Potentials! Part II
When: 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Electrical messages are often propagated down a neuron's axon using an electrochemical phenomenon, known as an action potential. Join DNALC educator Jeff Petracca for an exploration of the how action potentials are actually generated by neurons and the electrochemical processes that allow neurons to rapidly transfer information from one cell to another.
DNALC Live: Species Shorts: Homo heidelbergensis
When: 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
You are the product of billions of years of evolutionary change! Join anthropologist Lindsay Barone to explore the hominins one-by-one in the DNALC Live series Species Shorts.
DNALC Live: Using a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) to Predict Bitter Taste Ability, Part I
When: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) is a bitter substance that only certain people can taste. This three-part series will explore the genetics behind a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the taste receptor, TAS2R38, that affects an individual’s ability to taste PTC.