Science Pub Portland - Mission Theater

Date: Apr. 16, 2013 Time: 7-9pm Located at: McMenamins Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan
Who is this for: 21+ (or minor with adult) Cost: $5 suggested donation

Science Pub Portland - Mission Theater

Nature vs. Nurture: A Story of Adoption, Reunion, Neuroscience and Shock Therapy
with Larry Sherman, PhD, professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Neuroscience Graduate Program at OHSU and a Senior Scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center

How do we become the people we are? Is it in the way we were raised, or in our genes? Or both?

In this unique presentation, Dr. Larry Sherman weaves stories about his recently discovered biological family - including five siblings who all grew up in very different circumstances - with discussions about how our genes and environment influence our brains and, ultimately, who we are.

Larry Sherman, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Neuroscience Graduate Program at OHSU and a Senior Scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. He earned his B.A. and M.A., both in Biology, from Reed College and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Anatomy from Oregon Health & Science University. After conducting post-doctoral research in Molecular Biology at the Genetics Institute in Karlsruhe, Germany, Dr. Sherman was an Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neurobiology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He has written more than 80 publications, serves on numerous national and international scientific panels, and gives lectures throughout the globe on his studies related to repairing the damaged nervous system, and other topics in neuroscience ranging from music to love. He is the president of the Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and was recently named one of the 12 Most Innovative People in Oregon by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Portland Monthly Magazine.

This Science Pub will be preceded by a special musical performance by father and son group, Indalo Wind.

This Science Pub is a repeat of the January 7 Science Pub Portland at the Bagdad Theater. Dr. Sherman has been revising and improving the presentation and will present the grant finale at the OHSU Brain Awareness Lecture on May 20.



Science Pub Portland at the Mission Theater is a monthly event open to anyone aged 21+ (or minor with adult). No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!

$5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!

Questions? E-mail sciencepub@omsi.edu. Visit http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepub for a description of upcoming topics.