STEM Tavern at Soaring Ridge

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Date(s) - Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


What makes a talk about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) even more entertaining? Why, beer of course!

Join our monthly STEM Tavern that features a fascinating science presentation plus good beer. For each beer sold at STEM Tavern, Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers will make a donation to the Science Museum of Western Virginia! A food truck will also be on hand.

If you are interested in more information about the STEM Tavern programming, you can contact Sarah Van Zele at  svanzele@smwv.org or 540.342.5718.

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers (523 Shenandoah Ave.). Talks begin at 6:00 pm!

August 9: David Lindsay “Parasites in us and around us”

His presentation will be on Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that is transmitted by house cats, and how it effects humans and other warm-blooded animals.

Dr. David S. Lindsay has been studying zoonotic parasitic diseases for the last 35 years. He obtained his PhD from Auburn University in 1984 and was employed by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn and the Zoonotic Parasites Laboratory at the USDA/ARS in Beltsville, Maryland before joining the College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 1997. His research is with microscopic one-celled organisms that can infect both humans and animals. He studies how the parasites are transmitted from animals to humans and from human to human. He is a leader in the field of parasitology and has served as President of the American Society of Parasitologists and the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists. He also has been given the highest award for his research by both of these parasitology organizations. Dr. Lindsay has authored or co-authored over 440 scientific papers, 39 book chapters, edited 2 books, and was a co-author on “Feline Clinical Parasitology”. He has been Committee Chair for 6 PhD and 3 Masters students and on the Committees of 10 PhD and 14 Masters students. He presently conducts research and teaches “Introduction to Parasitology” to undergraduates at Virginia Tech.

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