Science Pub Corvallis

Science Pub Corvallis offers cool presentations in an informal atmosphere where you can interact with experts and where there are no silly questions. No scientific background is required – just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!

sp_logo_2013_rgb-corvallis3-8-13Held on the second Monday of the month, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis, Science Pub is sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Downtown Corvallis Association and Terra magazine at  Oregon State University.

No RSVP is necessary. Tell your friends and join us on Facebook to stay informed about upcoming guests. We hope to see you there! Check out photos from the May 13, 2013 Science Pub. You can also see recorded Science Pub events online. And if you can’t join us in Corvallis, check out science pubs by OSU-Cascades in Bend and by OMSI in Portland, Hillsboro, McMinnville and Eugene.

Do you fancy yourself an expert on science? Take the Science Pub quiz!

Next Corvallis Science Pub: June 6, 2016

Marijuana as Medicine

Speaker: Jane Ishmael, Associate Professor, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

2000px-Cannabis_leaf.svgMarijuana dispensaries have enabled people to use the federally controlled substance to treat pain, nausea and other illness symptoms. But what do scientists actually know about how marijuana behaves in the body? How is it metabolized? How does it interact with cellular pathways involved in pain perception, appetite and the immune system? Is it biochemically related to other compounds produced in the body?

Jane Ishmael is an associate professor in the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy and a member of a task force authorized in 2015 by the State Legislature to study the medical and public health properties of cannabis. At the June 6 Corvallis Science Pub, she will discuss what scientists know about the effects of marijuana on the body and how it interacts with cells and systems.

In her own research, Ishmael studies the potential for natural products to treat cancers, such as glioblastoma, a difficult-to-treat form of brain cancer. She and others in her lab work with organisms identified from around the world (Indonesia, Panama, the Red Sea and South Africa) by Oregon State scientists.

 

On YouTube

From “Where’s water? How geology and climate conspire to dictate the future of water in the West,” February 8, 2016

If you missed the “Life of Dead Trees” on November 9, listen to brief comments from Mark Harmon and David Paul Bayles.