Olfaction in Science and Society


Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture 

Dawn Goldworm, President and Chief Creative, 12.29

Venkatesh Murthy, Raymond Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

Moderated by Catherine Dulac, Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Lee and Ezpeleta Professor of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

The sense of smell plays a critical role in human behavior, from warning us of potential dangers to attracting us to certain foods, places, and people. Harvard scientists Catherine Dulac and Venkatesh Murthy study the molecules, cells, and brain circuits that underlie olfaction and the social behaviors that aromas can elicit. In this program, they will engage in a conversation with internationally recognized olfactive expert Dawn Goldworm to discuss how neurobiological research on olfaction relates to our everyday experiences.

Advance registration is recommended.

Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the Harvard Brain Science Initiative

Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

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