Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend free lectures on topical issues in science and conservation.

2015 Lectures

Previously scheduled lectures for February 11 and March 18 have been canceled. Please check back for a schedule of lectures in March and April.

Curiosity Revealed the Cat: Domesticating the Cat Genome 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
7:30 p.m., Free admission

Wes Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Genetics and Assistant Director, Comparative Genomics, The Genome Institute, Washington University in St. Louis

Initially launched to study hereditary diseases in domestic cats and offer insight into human diseases that are in some cases similar, the cat genome sequencing project has also shed light on the genetic signatures of cats' unique biology and survival skills and jump-started knowledge on the evolution of cat domestication. Join Washington University Genome Institute genetics professor, and the study's senior author, Wes Warren, for the inside scoop on the molecular events and genetic roots associated with the domestication of our feline friends.

The Science Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the the Saint Louis Zoo and the Academy of Science-St. Louis. 

More Information

Reservations are not necessary. Admission is free. All lectures take place in the Anheuser-Busch Theatre in The Living World/North Entrance at the Saint Louis Zoo. For more information, call (314) 646-4544.