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SLAC : Ashley James

May 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT

Mercury Rising: The Toxicology of a Global Pollutant
Ashley James, postdoctoral fellow specializing in neurological diseases at the University of Saskatchewan
Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. PT

Join us in the Kavli Auditorium or online. Registration is required if you plan to attend in person.

Every day, we come in contact with many different chemicals that have the potential to impact our lives. Toxicology is a field of science that helps us understand the interactions between us, our environment, and these chemicals which are sometimes toxic. Heavy metals such as mercury are particularly interesting due to their toxicity to human health and their widespread environmental presence. X-ray experiments at facilities like the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource at SLAC can teach us the ways in which these harmful pollutants affect our everyday lives. This lecture will explore different areas of toxicology through case studies of mercury exposure in human and animal models. The discussion will include new insights into historic poisonings as well as other aspects relevant to human health and nutrition. The strength and versatility of synchrotron-based techniques allow us to delve into the sometimes dark, but always intriguing mysteries that the field of toxicology has to offer.

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May 23
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT


2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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