Sea Squirts & Heart Disease
When: Thursday, August 15 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, NSB, 32169
The lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are required.
Sea squirts and their role in treating heart disease will be the featured topic at the Marine Discovery Center’s August monthly lecture.
Dr. Heather Evans Anderson, assistant professor of health science at Stetson University, will be the guest speaker.
She will discuss how humans and sea squirts share many similar genes and cellular processes. Anderson will focus on the science behind these similarities and how this knowledge can be used to treat human heart disease.
The lecture will be held Thursday, August 15, starting at 6 p.m., and will be hosted by the Marine Discovery Center, located at 520 Barracuda Boulevard in New Smyrna Beach.
Anderson joined Stetson’s faculty in fall 2017. A native of Belle Glade, Fla., Anderson earned her doctorate degree in biomedical science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2004. Her postdoctoral fellowship spanned from 2004-2008 at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Center in the molecular cardiology division, where Anderson was funded by an American Heart Association fellowship award.
The August lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are required.
Seating in the center’s Learning Lab is limited and early arrival is recommended.