The 5th annual Darwin Day Dinner will be held on Saturday evening, February 9, 2013, at the Continental Manor, 112 Main Street in Norwalk. Cocktail hour begins at 6pm and a full course dinner will be served at 7pm. In addition to a science quiz with prizes, Dr. Daniel Colon-Ramos, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology at the Yale School of Medicine, will give a talk entitled, “Darwin, evolution and 21st century biomedical sciences: the importance of model organisms in research and discovery.” Tickets are $60 per person.
Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity held around the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, February 12th, 1809. The public is invited to join the party and revel in the discoveries and life ofthe man who first described biological evolution via natural selection with scientific rigor. Darwin Day expresses gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity. This will be a memorable event, and everyone is guaranteed to go home smarter, or at least knowing more than when they arrived!
Dr. Colón-Ramos is a primary researcher at Yale Medical School’s Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair. He uses theC. elegans nematode as a model for neural development and uses the latest microscopy technologies to observe the development of neural networks in vivo with single cell resolution. Dr. Colón-Ramos received a BA from Harvard College and a PhD from Duke University Medical Center.
Darwin Day is sponsored by: the Congregation for Judaism, The Wilton Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the Unitarian Church in Westport, The Maritime Aquarium, and the Norwalk Public Schools Science Department. For more information or to RSVP visit www.DarwinDayCT.org or contact the Southern Connecticut Darwin Day Committee: Craig Tomarkin at email@example.com or John Levin at 646.371.9280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.