Becoming Invisible in the Ocean: The Story of a Hawaiian Squid


Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Image for Becoming Invisible in the Ocean lecture with Margaret NcFall-Ngai

Margaret McFall-Ngai, Professor and Director,
 Pacific Biosciences Research Center, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

Until recently, biologists considered bacteria to be pathogens that negatively affected the health of humans and other animals. Over the last decade, however, scientists have discovered
that most animals live with bacteria in mutually beneficial relationships. Using the Hawaiian bobtail squid and its bioluminescent bacterial partner as a model, Margaret McFall-Ngai will address how animals select their bacteria—sometimes thousands of species—and how they maintain “diplomatic relations” with these microbial organisms.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series       

Free and open to the public.
Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit

Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival


This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page

A recording of this program will be available on our YouTube channel approximately three weeks after the lecture.