A Sip of Science

”A Sip of Science” is a program that invites you to join in casual conversation at local restaurants with notable researchers and scientists. Join us to learn about some of the world’s most fascinating and current scientific issues.

Cost is $15 per “Sip of Science” event, and includes light appetizers. Happy Hour pricing on beer and wine will be offered at each venue during the event. Proceeds will be used to fund community science events. Make your reservation today!

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Upcoming Events

Karen Anderson

Wednesday, Jan. 16 – 5–7 p.m.

To catch a cancer: When viruses are the culprit

Researcher and cancer physician
Karen Anderson, MD, PhD

Vincent’s on Camelback
3930 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018


Justin Flory

Tuesday, Feb. 26 – 5–7 p.m.

Life, art and miniature accelerators

Scientist Justin Flory, PhD

DC Ranch Fleming’s
20753 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255


Ramon Velazquez

Tuesday, March 26 – 5–7 p.m.

Clues to curing Alzheimer’s

Neuroscientist Ramon Velazquez, PhD

Seasons 52 Biltmore
2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016


Previous Events

Charlie Rolsky

Mo’ Plastics, Mo’ Problems: The Life of a Microplastic and Your Seafood

 Sunday, February 11, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Tavern Americana
20469 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale

Biologist Charlie Rolsky shares his passion for keeping the world’s oceans clean and seafood edible and helps guests understand the real threat of seafood becoming extinct in years to come.

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Paul Coleman and Diego Mastroeni

The Brain Explained: Can I Change My Brain? 

 Sunday, March 4, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Tomaso’s Italian restaurant
3225 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix

Neuroscientists Paul Coleman and Diego Mastroeni have handled thousands of human brains in their quest to alleviate suffering caused by Alzheimer’s, dementia and other brain-related illnesses as well as unlock other mysteries of the brain such as nature versus nurture, how to help children develop their brainpower and more.

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Stephanie Forrest

Why is Cybersecurity So Hard and What Can We Do About It?

 Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

The Market by Jennifer’s
3606 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix

Stephanie Forrest is a computer scientist who looks at cybersecurity from a different angle. How can the principles of biology help us attack viruses and build immunity into our systems? Today, we see many cybersecurity problems on-line, ranging from data breaches to hacked email accounts to cyberespionage. But, we also see viruses, parasites, and bacteria in biology; bullies in social groups; and rogue nations in the international community. Stephanie’s talk will discuss current cybersecurity challenges, show why some common security advice is irrational, and describe how ideas from biology can provide help us design stronger cyber defenses.

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Joshua LaBaer

Called the ‘Emperor of all Maladies’: Why are We Optimistic About Cancer?

 Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

BLD Chandler
1920 W. Germann Road, Chandler

Researcher and cancer physician Joshua LaBaer has invented a blood test for detecting cancer that is available in the U.S. He continues his quest to develop new, earlier and more precise detection of this challenging disease. His talk will cover what is cancer and why it is unique among all human diseases, what are the amazing advances made over the last decade – and share what’s on the horizon.

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Athena Aktipis

Zombies are Real: Are Microbes Controlling My Mind?

 Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

MATCH Restaurant & Cocktails
1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Psychologist, biologist and author Athena Aktipis delves into the mysterious topic of microbes and the possibility that microbial manipulation can affect humankind — from determining the foods we eat and crave to ways they could drive behavior.

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For more information contact:

BiodesignEvents@asu.edu