Science of regenerative medicine is focus of Sept. 3 Omaha Science Cafe

The science of regenerative medicine is the focus of the next Omaha Science Café on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Iqbal Ahmad, Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will discuss the promise and limitations of regenerative medicine, particularly how it relates to eye disease.

Dr. Ahmad is the associate dean of academic affairs and director of postdoctoral education and research. He was trained at Yale University School of Medicine where he studied the development of the brain using retina as its model. Dr. Ahmad’s lab at UNMC is at the forefront of stem cell research for treating blindness. 

Science Cafés involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older), and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer period.

Pizza will be provided by The Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures for the first 50 people. For more information about Science Cafes, go to www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe.

Through world-class research and patient care, UNMC generates breakthroughs that make life better for people throughout Nebraska and beyond. Its education programs train more health professionals than any other institution in the state. Learn more at unmc.edu.



Lisa Spellman
UNMC Public Relations
(402) 559-4353