AP Biology Gang With Dr. Stephen DeArmond

Cafe Scientifique
Palo Alto (Roche Labs)
April 12, 2005

Dr. DeArmond, an internationally recognized expert on prions who has worked with Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Stanley Pruisner at UCSF, gave a fascinating talk on the infectious proteins known as prions. His talk entitled, "Prions: Invaders from Inner Space," gave us a great overview of the biology of these fascinating molecules which are responsible for such fatal brain diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans, and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or Mad Cow Disease in cattle.