> Nerd Nite No. 71: Activism, Animal Rescue, and the Canine Biome

Nerd Nite No. 71: Activism, Animal Rescue, and the Canine Biome

Our first Nerd Nite of 2017 will feature talks by Gilberto Gonzalez, Lindsay Condefer, and Ana Misic.

Lindsay Condefer will discuss her work with Street Tails Animal Rescue

Bio: Lindsay founded Street Tails Animal Rescue in 2001, shortly after opening Philadelphia’s first natural pet boutique. Since then she’s helped save the homeless and unwanted animals in our area….with a focus on those with special needs. As the universe would have it, 4 yrs ago (almost to date), she took in a foster pup who was born with a double cleft nose, lip and palate. That pup flourished beyond any medical expectations and has been dubbed the “ambassadog” for children with Craniofacial differences. She doesn’t know where the universe will take her in the future, but is thankful to be able to spread the word on kindness and hoping to make (even a small difference) as she continue to help the lives that we save along the way.

Ana Misic will give a talk called “The Canine Microbiome: What’s Living On Your Dog?”

Dogs are our best friends and we share a lot with them, including our germs! In this talk, I will explore the canine microbiome (the collection of bacteria, viruses, and fungi) living in and on your dog and also how this knowledge can help us improve human health as well as the health of your pet.

Bio: Ana Misic is from California, has a degree in Chemistry and Microbiology at the University of California – Santa Barbara. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biomolecular Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in the lab of Dr. Daniel Beiting. She studies staph infections and GI diseases in humans and animals.

Filmmaker, writer and activist Gilberto González will discuss his work.

Bio: González published “Three Rings” a shockingly sexy, gritty and humorous fictional memoir that captures the flavor of growing up in the hood and is roughly based on his relationships with women in his adolescence. González says that he “wanted Three Rings to focus on life in the hood but from the point of view of interpersonal relationships.” Three Rings weaves into the pages many of González’s powerful paintings of urban landscapes to underscore the themes of the book, which was a runner-up in the New York Book Festival.

PLUS: Wear your nerdiest T-shirt and prepare to tell the crowd about it for fame, admiration, respect and maybe even a prize, as the Nerd Nite Dry T-Shirt Contest returns tonight!

The details:
Doors open at 4pm. Show at 7:30pm. We recommend you get there early to ensure getting a good seat!
Wednesday, February 1st
Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Avenue

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