STEMinar

“OUCH! THE NEUROSCIENCE OF PAIN” 
Presented by Dr. Kristofer Rau
June 27, 2017
6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
AT ST. MATTHEWS MELLOW MUSHROOM – 3922 SHELBYVILLE RD

Dr. Kristofer Rau is a neurobiology professor at the University of Louisville who studies the cellular and molecular aspects of pain sensation. He has focused his research on the gated ion channels that govern when and how sensory neurons in the skin detect pain stimuli. Although he has conducted his research on mice, the insights he has gained will be important in the development of future medical treatments for chronic pain in humans. In addition to being a full-time researcher and professor, Dr. Rau is the president of the Louisville chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, which has showcased neuroscience to the public at events such as Brain Days, Neuroscience Days, and the March for Science.

STEMinar is a monthly STEM presentation for teens, by teens, and presented in part by Kentucky Science Center. These dialogues are content-driven and presented by STEM professionals active in local research.

Each event is geared towards students in Middle and High School, but open to undergraduate students and families of all ages.

No need to RSVP. STEMinar is free and open to the public.

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