Aug 04 2017
Scientist in the Spotlight: Studying Zebrafish to ...

Scientist in the Spotlight: Studying Zebrafish to ...

Presented by Natural History Museum of Utah at Natural History Museum of Utah

The brain is awesome. In addition to being the only organ that named itself, it is the control center of our entire body. It is so complex that we still don’t know how much we don’t understand about the brain. Previously, scientists thought that brain cells (neurons) were non-regenerative. Now, we are learning that neurons can actually regenerate, even in adults, from neural stem cells.

Join developmental neurobiologist Deeptha Vasudevan, who studies the regeneration of neurons in zebrafish after spinal cord injury to better understand how the nervous system develops and how humans are wired. Check out the tools she uses, the zebrafish that she studies, and learn a bit about how we can better understand our own brains by studying these amazing fish.

Admission Info

$14.95/Adults; $12.95/Seniors 65 and Over; $12.95/Young Adults 13-24; $9.95/Children 3-12; Free/Children 2 and Under, Museum Members and University of Utah Students, Faculty and Staff with Valid ID

Dates & Times

2017/08/04 - 2017/08/04

Location Info

Natural History Museum of Utah

301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108