Nerd Nite — Cancer Biomarkers and HIV

For the next Nerd Nite event on Tuesday, October 14th at 7PM at the Mint on Pico Blvd we have TWO postdoc speakers — Drs. Shirley Lomeli and Anjie Zhen. Seating with the speakers is completely full, but a group of LA-area postdocs will be arriving early to try to snag a non-reserved table. If you’re interested, read on.

Nerd Nite is a monthly event featuring fun talks tailored for a general audience and presented in a relaxed and casual atmosphere (full event description). On October 14th, UCLA postdoc Shirley Lomeli will tell us about new cutting-edge techniques to catch cancer early and save lives. Later in the evening (after a lock picking interlude), UCLA postdoc Anjie Zhen will give us an in-depth look at HIV beyond the faded headlines, both in the lab and in society. Event tickets ($10) can be purchased though the event website which also includes summaries of this month’s presentations.

Part of our group of LA-area postdocs will be arriving early to try to snag a non-reserved table. Note that you will be responsible for purchasing your own tickets from the event website as well as any food and drink. To join us, please buy your ticket and contact Becky Tsai at btsai at coh dot org now. Entrance tickets are expected to sell out soon.

We’re also looking for postdocs interested in speaking at future Nerd Nite events. If this could be you, write us at outreach at postdoc dot ucla dot edu with a 2-3 sentence summary of your proposed topic. Please also write us if you tried to sign-up using the webform on the SoPS website; due to a major bug that we are still working though, all data entered into the webform has been lost.