The Red-Headed Neanderthal: My lecture Thursday 12/16 at Yale Medical School

By Carl Zimmer | December 8, 2010 2:00 am

Attention, Nutmeggers!

I hope you can come join me on Thursday, 12/16, when I’ll be giving a lecture at the Yale Medical School, as part of a series hosted by the Yale Medical Humanities and the Arts Council. I’ll be talking about some of the eye-popping studies that have come out over the past couple years on the Neanderthals, our enigmatic extinct cousins (and grandparents, in some cases). It might seem an odd fit to talk about Neanderthals at a medical school, but when you consider the medically important genes that Neanderthals carried, suddenly it starts to make sense.

When: Thursday, December 16, 2010 5:00 PM
Where: Sterling Hall of Medicine (SHM), Beaumont Room.
333 Cedar St., New Haven, CT 06510 (Map)
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Free and open to the public
Contact Information:
Deborah Finger

More details here.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Evolution, Talks, The Tangled Bank

Comments (4)

  1. Georg

    Neanderthals are the forefathers of rednecks? :=)

  2. megan

    South Park — “GINGERS!! Aughh!!”

  3. Insightful

    Hi, Carl. I don’t live in CT. Is it possible to have this event put on podcast or video?

  4. Roger

    I *do* live in CT, and I would still like to see a podcast or video — I have a scheduling conflict.


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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