Science Café Las Vegas

Science Café Las Vegas, supported by the UNLV College of Sciences, is an organization geared towards bringing fascinating science discussions to the public of Southern Nevada.

We invite scientists to give short (~10-15 minute) presentations to the public at our fantastic venue, McMullan's Irish Pub, and then have roundtable discussions about anything you could possibly wish to know.

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Science Café Las Vegas is on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m.

Come on down to the pub for lively science discussion, delicious brews, fantastic food, and a great time! Family friendly (under age 21 allowed).


Virtual Speaker: Rochelle Hines, UNLV Department of Psychology

"Building a Brain, It’s a Big Deal"

Neurodevelopment involves multiple interconnected and intricate cellular processes that are required to ensure typical brain function. Much of this development occurs after birth, including a stage where cells extend processes and form “matching” connections with synaptic partners. With typical brain development this incredible process occurs with high fidelity, with virtually no mistakes in the 125 trillion synapses formed in the cortex. We are now beginning to understand that multiple states of atypical brain development like intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders are related to subtle and specific alterations in cortical development, paving the way for novel targeted therapies.

The virtual presentation will be presented via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 856 6319 9469

Passcode: 0i2XZ8


McMullan's Irish Pub

4650 W. Tropicana Ave. #110
Las Vegas, NV 89103

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