Hard Earth Seminar: Jassi Pannu will discuss how biodiversity loss hurts human health

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

4:30 pm

Roble Theater in Roble Hall Map

Sponsored by:
Roble Living Laboratory for Sustainability at Stanford

The Anthropocene -- the current geological age, shaped largely by human actions on the climate and the rest of Earth -- has been called the “sixth mass extinction.” One reason that’s a problem is that roughly half the new drugs approved in the United States over the past quarter century have come from nature. Endangered polar bears are insulin-resistant and so may hold clues to curing Type 2 diabetes. Biodiversity is crucial to medical research, and it’s threatened

When:
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Where:
Roble Theater in Roble Hall Map
Tags:

Environment Health / Wellness Seminar Science 

Audience:
Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
Contact:
(650) 670-7321, jmroth@stanford.edu