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Marc Zimmer

Scientist Marc Zimmer will discuss and sign copies of his book, Illuminating Disease: An Introduction to Green Fluorescent Proteins. The book presents an overview of green fluorescent proteins sourced from jellyfish, their discovery, and their wide use by scientists and doctors. These proteins literally illuminate microscopic interactions in living cells. Applications in modern medicine and biology include tracking HIV, breeding bird flu-resistant chickens, and confirming the existence of cancerous stem cells.

Marc Zimmer

Zimmer is a professor of chemistry at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.

Tune in Live

This speaking engagement will be streamed live via the web. It's free and you can participate in the Q&A session at the end via Twitter. Times posted are in Pacific Time. Please note that if you tune in early, you may see either a placeholder image or another scheduled guest speaker engagement.

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Bioluminescence and Illuminating Disease
Archived Event Information

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
RSVP (562) 590-3100
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During the live online broadcast, you can submit your questions and comments via Twitter. Tweet @AquariumPacific and tag your question with #aopzimmer for a chance to have your question answered at the end of the presentation.