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Come to the Museum’s Science Cafés for engaging conversation about a variety of science topics. A comfortable atmosphere provides the setting for lively discussions.


Powering the Heart: Two Species, One Health, with Amara Estrada, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology), Professor of Cardiology, Associate Chair for Instruction Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine & Christina A. Pacak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine


Doberman pinschers with a certain genetic mutation are prone to develop a deadly disease of the heart muscle, known as dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM. A unique study at the University of Florida has brought together scientists from the veterinary and human medical worlds to investigate not only the cause of the disease, the role of genetics and the potential for gene therapy in this particular dog breed, but also how this knowledge may contribute to better management of heart disease in people.


Participants purchase their own food and beverage from a special Science Café menu. Seating and food/beverage ordering begin at 6 p.m. Please note that seating is on a first-come basis (except when wheelchair access is requested in advance).

As space is limited for these FREE programs, PLEASE RSVP via Eventbrite. (Registration starts Jan. 1, 2018) Reservations open three weeks before the event.

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Name: Chelsea Collison, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2062

Email: ccollison@flmnh.ufl.edu


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