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Ithaca, NY (May 6, 2016) – Science Cabaret will be hosting a free program about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. The event “A love affair with antibiotics” takes place on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m. at Coltivare, located on 235 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY.


The May Science Cabaret will feature: Frank Schroeder, Chemist; Avery August, Immunologist; John Helmann, Microbiologist; Ludmilla Aristilde, Environmental Chemist; Craig Altier, Molecular Biologist.

All are welcome at this free event (first come, first serve) to gain a quick perspective on the many facets of antibiotic resistance via experts from multiple disciplines. You will be prescribed a course of stimulating dialogue that will alleviate your anxiety and provide you with scientific variety as you rotate between the experts. Consult with them on anything you want to know about antibiotic resistance. What is antibiotic resistance and why should you care? Where did it all go wrong and how should we change our behavior? What does the future hold for our relationship with antibiotics? Might we find someone new? Was it our use of prescription drugs that ruined the relationship?

What:  Science Cabaret is a live—and lively—event in a casual setting: and here in Ithaca they are held at Coltivare, a bar, restaurant and event space on 235 S. Cayuga Street. There is no stuffy lecture or slideshow—the speakers present thescience in lay terms and facilitate a dynamic conversation with a diverse audience.

When: Tuesday, May 17 | 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Note: Cash bar, you can also come early for dinner, order from a limited menu during the program, or stay late for dinner/snacks. Don’t forget on Tuesday from 4-7pm at the bar when you order one draft beer you get one FREE!

 Where: Coltivare | 235 S. Cayuga St.

Parking available on the street or in the garage above the restaurant.

Cost: FREE!

About Ithaca’s Science Cabaret

These lively events take place one Tuesday a month at Coltivare in Downtown Ithaca. Scientists and others are invited to talk about their work and the audience participates in an extended discussion with the presenters. Previous cabarets have covered climate science, evolution and religion, robotics, and astro-physics, just to name a few. All Science Cabarets are free to the public, open to all ages, and no science background is required! For the latest program visit:

About our presenters: 

Frank Schroeder, Associate Professor at the Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (adjunct)

Avery August, Professor of Immunology and Chair in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Ludmilla Aristilde, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

John Helmann, Professor and Chair in the Department of Microbiology, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Craig Altier, Professor and Chair in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Frank Schroeder, Chemist | Avery August, Immunologist | Ludmilla Aristilde, Environmental Chemist, John Helmann, Microbiologist | Craig Altier, Molecular Biologist

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.