This previous weekend we had four members of The Kast Lab get into character, teach, and educate students at the Dutch School of Southern California on the importance of microscopes, invented by Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. Did you know that Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was a Dutch scientist that is credited with creating the first microscope? Well, during the celebration of Dutch Scientists … Continue reading The Kast Lab focuses in on microscope history at the Dutch School of Southern California
In support of LA Metro’s Bike Week 2015, The Kast Lab hosted a pit stop outside of the Harlyne J Norris Cancer Research Tower. For the 2015 LA Metro bike to work day we had the labs resident ‘bike-guy,’ Joseph Skeate, posted outside our research tower for the morning with coffee in his mug and a smile on his face. “I like to think … Continue reading Bike to work day 2015!
This previous weekend Dr. W Martin Kast gave a presentation in both English and Spanish at the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiatives (NAI) Saturday Academy. Dr. Kast spoke with 200 NAI (mostly Latino) parents about HPV induced cervical cancer and the importance of vaccinating their children (both boys and girls) with Gardasil. Brenda Farfan was a fabulous English/Spanish translator for the event! What made Martin’s … Continue reading Martin Teaches Parents About HPV at USC-NAI
On Saturday, April 4th, Dr. W Martin Kast gave a presentation entitled, “Everything you always wanted to know about HPV and more” at the Latino Medical Student Association’s (LMSA) 31st annual Western Regional Conference. The theme of this year’s event was “Manteniendo Nuestras Raíces, Branching Toward Success” which brought together over 650 Latino healthcare professionals and pre-health students for 2 days at the USC … Continue reading Dr. Martin Kast stresses HPV awareness at the 31st annual LMSA West Regional Conference
This previous weekend we had two members of The Kast Lab teach and give presentations at the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiatives (NAI) Saturday Academy. With approximately 60 highly-motivated 9th and 10th grade students from low-income neighborhoods in attendance, Martin Kast and Julia Taylor took the stage and gave the students inside perspectives from where they currently stand in their scientific careers. Martin outlined both … Continue reading The Kast Lab Teaches at USC-NAI’s Saturday Academy