Jefferson Lab Announces Fall Science Series Event Nov. 23

Speaker examines timely Thanksgiving topic: food toxins & how to avoid them

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Jefferson Lab — just before Thanksgiving — join Kristen Kulp, a cancer research scientist with the Biology and Biotechnology Research Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as she discusses "What's for Dinner? Avoiding Toxins Lurking in Your Food." Kulp will perform on-the-spot demonstrations to illustrate methods used to detect food toxins. She will also describe quick and easy cooking techniques that the audience can use to reduce their exposure to these harmful compounds.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Jefferson Lab's CEBAF Center auditorium, located at 12000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. The program is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about science; it will last about one hour and include a question and answer period at the end. For security purposes during Science Series events, enter at Jefferson Lab's main entrance (Onnes Dr.). Everyone over 16 is asked to carry a photo ID and security guards may perform ID and vehicle checks. For more information, visit

Call 269-5102 for more information.


Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility’s (Jefferson Lab’s) basic mission is to provide forefront scientific facilities, opportunities and leadership essential for discovering the fundamental structure of nuclear matter; to partner in industry to apply its advanced technology; and to serve the nation and its communities through education and public outreach. Jefferson Lab is a Department of Energy Office of Science research facility managed by the Southeastern Universities Research Association.


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