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Gross Anatomy

Gross Anatomy
Thu, Apr 30

06:30 pm

Sometimes our bodies can be, well, gross. Celebrate all of your unsavory secretions with this taboo-breaking cabaret, and discover why the things we DON’T discuss at the dinner table are so important to our health!
Must be 21+ to attend this event.








Featured Talks: 

Gary Beauchamp, PhD: Urine: A Liquid Fingerprint? 

Pamela Dalton, PhD: Magnificent Mucus

Katharine Prigge, PhD: Your Earwax Knows

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    Price: $7.00 Advance, $10.00 at Door, must be 21+ ID required

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  • Location

    Ruba Club Studios

    416 Green Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19123

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  • Speakers

    Adam Piazza
    Adam Piazza
    Adam Piazza began his career at The Franklin Institute in 2002 as a high school intern performing science demonstrations in different exhibits. He has held multiple positions at the Institute and is currently a Scientific Interpreter with the Museum Programs department. Adam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Temple University, and when not at the Institute can be found traversing the city for photo opportunities or water coloring onto family portraits of people he is not related to.
    Bridget Nugent
    Bridget Nugent
    Bridget’s research has spanned several taxa and topics, but she has always focused on learning how hormones shape the brain and behavior. Bridget received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she studied the developmental origins of sex differences in the brain. Next, as a Donnelly Environmental Fellow at Yale, she spent two years scuba diving in Corsica, investigating the neuroendocrine and genetic mechanisms underlying the mating strategies of a Mediterranean reef fish. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania where she studies the placenta’s role in brain development.
    Chlamydia dell’Arte
    Chlamydia dell’Arte
    Chlamydia dell’Arte: A Sex-Ed Burlesque uses skits, songs, dance, and comedy to talk about topics like human sexuality, masturbation, sexually-transmitted diseases, and consent. Created in 2009 by Gigi Naglak and Meghann Williams, this 1920s-style burlesque show is full of all the satire and social commentary that has made that genre endure for more than a century. CDA has performed to acclaimed and sold-out runs in Philadelphia, Washington, New York, Vancouver, and Montreal. Gigi and Meg believe that sex education is a life-long pursuit best achieved through laughter. You’ve never taken a sex-ed class like this one.
    Daniel Beiting, Ph.D
    Daniel Beiting, Ph.D
    Daniel Beiting, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he directs the Center for Host-Microbe Interactions, an innovative center that helps faculty leverage genomics to understand how microbes can tip the scales from health to disease.
    Gary K. Beauchamp, PhD
    Gary K. Beauchamp, PhD
    One of the world’s leading experts on the science of taste and smell, Dr. Beauchamp serves as scientific advisor to numerous governmental and private organizations, including the NSF and NIH. Director of the Monell Center from 1990-2014, he maintains an active research program, exploring varied topics related to taste and smell that range from the development of infant flavor preferences to odor-based disease detection. Author of over 300 scientific papers, Dr. Beauchamp received his BA in biology from Carleton College and his PhD in Biopsychology from the University of Chicago.
    Katharine Prigge, PhD
    Katharine Prigge, PhD
    Dr. Prigge’s research focuses on the chemistry and genetics of human body odors. She combines organic-analytical chemistry techniques with molecular genetics and sensory evaluation methodologies to examine human odors from underarm sweat and earwax. Dr. Prigge received her PhD in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University.
    Kevin Murphy
    Kevin Murphy
    Kevin Murphy was born in Buffalo, New York and spent almost his entire life there. As a young boy he was fascinated with animals and kept and cared for many local amphibians and reptiles. Entering college he thought he was headed toward a career in chemistry but quickly discovered he was drawn to the study of animal behavior. He has worked for 30 years in the Zoo field: three years as an educator, twelve years as a keeper and fifteen years in a curatorial role.
    Olde City Sideshow
    Olde City Sideshow
    This brother and sister duo are going to change how you understand variety entertainment. As one half of Olde City Sideshow, Danny has entertained across America with his unique version of sideshow shennanigans and quick wit. Making crowds laugh, cry and swoon from coast to coast has been his specialty. From his formal training with some of the greats of the sideshow world such as Harley Newman, Todd Robbins and Chris McDaniel to name a few, Danny has left no stone unturned in his pursuit of education so that he can keep the sideshow arts alive and bring them to the masses. An incomparable emcee, especially when a few cocktails are in the mix. Having hosted and announced for several award winning and touring burlesque and variety arts acts up and down the east coast, he now aims to entertain you! Reggie Bügmüncher, Philadelphias Queen of Sideshow, is manager of a venue & Art Gallery, The First Banana, and was voted Burlesque Bitch of the year for Burlesque Bitch Magazine. She has been performing in the Variety Arts for a decade and has been featured in stories by news outlets from Fox to NPR and has been featured in books and magazines on Tattoos and Sideshow. She has opened up for Primus, performed for Ripley’s Believe it or Not Stage at the Shindig Music Festival, and at the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Franklin Institute and countless venues from Coney Island to nightclubs across the US to State Fairs.
    Pamela Dalton, PhD, MPH
    Pamela Dalton, PhD, MPH
    Pamela Dalton explores how smell perception is influenced by past experience and expectations. She also studies the sensory, cognitive, and physiological impact of exposure to odors and irritants on health and whether sensitive subpopulations, such as asthmatics, are at greater risk from such exposures. Her research on World Trade Center responders exposed to the complex mixture of toxic airborne chemicals following the 9/11 disaster had a decreased ability to detect odors and irritants two years later. Dr. Dalton received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from New York University and her Master’s in Public Health from Drexel University.
  • Partners

    Philadelphia Zoo
    Philadelphia Zoo
    Philadelphia Zoo
    The Philadelphia Zoo opened its gates on July 1, 1874. Like many other Philadelphia landmarks and institutions, the Philadelphia Zoo is an American first. Today, the Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. With state-of-the-art animal exhibits, award-winning education and conservation programs, recreational opportunities, guest services, and scientific accomplishments, the Zoo has become one of the world's most renowned zoological societies and gardens. Fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, the Philadelphia Zoo continues to support and to engage in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world.
    Monell Chemical Senses Center
    Monell Chemical Senses Center
    Monell Chemical Senses Center
    Founded in 1968, the Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world’s leading independent research organization dedicated to the science of taste and smell. The Center’s cutting–edge interdisciplinary research advances understanding of the mechanisms and functions of these primal senses to benefit human health and well-being. In its role as a nonprofit, Monell provides a comprehensive resource for information and serves as an authority on the science of taste and smell. An integral part of Monell’s mission is preparation of the next generation of scientists. Hundreds of PhD-level scientists have received training through Monell’s pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs, while the Center’s highly successful Science Apprenticeship Program for high school and college students is now in its 30th year. A Philadelphia asset, the Monell Center continues to pursue its groundbreaking exploration of taste and smell, building knowledge and the corresponding potential to benefit human life.
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    In 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.
    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
    In 1884, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine was established at the urging of the University's School of Medicine. It was recognized that prevention and control of animal diseases had important implications for human health. Human and veterinary medicine were viewed as "one medicine."