Science Café Las Vegas: Mo Weng

When

May. 1, 2019, 7pm to 8pm

Office/Remote Location

McMullan's Irish Pub - 4650 W. Tropicana Ave., #110

Description

Mo Weng, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Life Sciences, will speak at an upcoming Science Café Las Vegas. Her talk is titled, "How Mechanical Force Sculptures an Embryo."

Cellular activities are often viewed as chemical reactions within a cell however recent advances indicate that mechanical force, just like gene products and chemicals, also play an instructive role in regulating cell activities. Weng will demonstrate how mechanical force drive cell shape change and remodel cell-cell connections during embryogenesis, especially during epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a process that is essential in both embryogenesis and cancer progression.

Come join others for a lively science discussion, delicious food, and fun. Come at 6:30 p.m. to order your food and mingle. Those under 21 are welcome.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public. Food and drink will not be provided. Any food or drink ordered is paid for separately by each attendee.

Contact Information

External Sponsor

College of Sciences