Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

Becoming Invisible in the Ocean: The Story of a Hawaiian Squid

Until recently, biologists considered bacteria to be pathogens that negatively affected the health of humans and other animals. Over the last decade, however, scientists have discovered
that most animals live with bacteria in mutually beneficial relationships. Using the Hawaiian bobtail squid and its bioluminescent bacterial partner as a model, Margaret McFall- Ngai, Professor and Director,  Pacific Biosciences Research Center, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, will address how animals select their bacteria—sometimes thousands of species—and how they maintain “diplomatic relations” with these microbial organisms.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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