We beasties came together through our love of microbes, but also through a graduate student group called Science in the News. SITN is completely run by graduate students, and our mission (much like the mission of this blog) is to share our love of science with the general public. We have a lot of events to this end, from school out-reach to a monthly newsletter to Science Cafes (called "Science by the pint" - we basically get drunk and talk science with whoever happens to be in the bar). But our main event is a lecture series every fall. And it just so happens that this week, I'll be presenting on a topic near and dear to our hearts here at We Beasties, "Our Microbial Organ: The Good and Bad Bugs of the Human Gut."
If you're in the Boston area, you should come check it out. It'll be Wednesday from 7-9 in the Armenise amphitheater at the Harvard Medical School. And if you can't make it, we're also posting video (we're trying to do it in a timely fashion, but I'm in charge of video).