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Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. Whether you are a science genius or not-so-science-savvy, you are invited to participate in stimulating discussions and partake in some lively libations.

We meet at Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Santa Barbara. Science Pub is open to all and admission is free. No reservations, so please arrive early ~5:30PM for a seat and to order food and drink. Dargan's is located at 18 E. Ortega Street. Some street parking is available, and Lot#10 is conveniently located adjacent to Dargan's (first 75 minutes free).

Questions: Call 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or

2017 Science Pubs Occur on the Second Monday of Every Month


Monday, June 12: Rapid Growth in Genetically Modified Salmon

SalmonInvestigating divergent mechanisms of growth in genetically modified salmon with Dwight Causey, PhD Candidate, University of Aberdeen.

Selective breeding is commonly used to increase the growth rate of domesticated animals, though similar results can be achieved by genetic modifications of wild strains. These two routes to ‘unnaturally’ fast growth are hypothetically supported by distinct mechanisms. Join Dwight as he discusses how they are using new methods to measure protein expression in salmon skeletal muscle to characterize these different pathways for fast growth.

Admission is free. 

For more information please contact Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or



Monday, July 10: Earth in Context: Why Us?

Are the circumstances that led to life on Earth unique to our planet? Josh Garber, UCSB  PhD candidate examines Earth, rocky planets, and exoplanets in our quest for  extraterrestrial life.






Special thanks to Chris Coulter and HiFi Club for supporting Science Pub.



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