May Nerd Nite: Enter the Gene Pole
Greetings Nerds! ARE YOU READY FOR SOME NERDING?! Topics this month have nothing to do with eachother, as per usual. 🙂 Hawt deets:
Gene Therapy: Medicine’s New Frontier. Gene therapies are one of the frontiers of modern medicine. This group of techniques focuses on delivering genes into patient cells or replacing mutated ones. Current gene therapy approaches include AAV-mediated gene therapy, liposome delivery, and CRIPSR-Cas9 gene editing. A number of these therapies are already commercially available, with additional disease targets currently undergoing late stage clinical trials.
Manpreet Bains (AKA Matt, AKA Bainsy) recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Molecular Pathogenesis where his research focused on the interactions of the neuropeptide, Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide, and the body. His research involved understanding how VIP impacted eosinophils and T-cells in the immune system, altered metabolism, and modified the microbiome. This will be his third FNN presentation. Likes include big words, LinkedIn, and reusing biographies.
Not Your Mama’s Workout: The Evolution of Pole Fitness. Join the owners of Fargo’s >>Zero Gravity Alternative Fitness<< as they discuss the origin of pole dance and its subsequent evolution as a form of entertainment, sport, and alternative exercise. Learn the benefits of pole fitness, challenges facing the pole community, and the truth about about dancing in 9-inch platform stilettos.
Gina Bushey is a Fargo native with a background in performance and public speaking. She earned a BS in Speech Communication from NDSU, with a minor in Anthropology. Gina found her way to pole fitness in 2011. Misty found pole in 2012. Her background includes education and coaching, with a BS in Chemistry and MEd in Science Education from NDSU, and a Masters in Forensic Psychology from UND, where she is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Foundations & Research. Together, they launched Zero Gravity Alternative Fitness in 2016. Both have performed and judged in multiple showcases and competitions since that time, and teach all levels of pole at Zero Gravity.
Plus GAME OF THRONES SUPER NERD TRIVIA. We’ve waited SO EFFING LONG for the last season, and now it’s finally here- let’s celebrate it! Think you know your ASOIAF facts? Prove it! Prizes to the winners, door prizes for others, booze for everyone! You can’t lose! See your beautiful faces on Wednesday, May 15th, 7PM (doors at 6:30- get there early because we’ve been running out of seats lately), at Fargo Billiards and Gastropub. Free and open to the public. Bring your mom- it’s what she wants.