Science Café Cleveland presents


Annual Distinguished Lectureship

Investigating Sickle Cell Disease


OCTOBER 13, 2014


FEATURING: Gilda Barabino

Dean, The Grove School of Engineering, The City College of New York





Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic disorder affecting 70,000 Americans and millions globally inducing chronic inflammation and vascular dysfunction causing multiple organ damage. SCD involves complex interactions between blood cells and vessel walls.


We apply innovative engineering approaches to better understand conditions that contribute to vaso-occlusion, and the relationship between inflammation, vascular remodeling and vascular biomechanical abnormalities. Results from these studies will enable new therapies and provide clinicians with opportunities for improved management of individuals with SCD.





The Tasting Room at Great Lakes Brewing Company

2701 Carroll Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44113



October 13, 2014

Doors open 5:30 - 9:30 PM (Limited menu available for purchase before and during the event. Not to mention beer! Last call is at 8:45 PM). Discussion starts around 7:00 p.m.


*Please Note* A few of our cafes have approached capacity and/or standing room only. If you want to be 100% sure to get in and get a good seat, you might want to arrive a bit early.


WHO: Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream, and Great Lakes Brewing Company



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