Science Bytes with the Horn Point Lab


The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) invites you to join them for Science Bytes a witty, interactive offering where one can learn, sip, and taste.  Join us Thursday, October 18 from 6 to 7:30 pm at Piazza Italian Market in Easton.

These gatherings are designed to share science relevant to our communities in a casual, fun setting.  Mike Roman, HPL Director, will discuss with faculty member, Louis Plough, his research and its impact for the Shore.  Louis will share his research on genetics and their role in oyster adaptability to changing water conditions as well as his work with DNA sampling to identify what is in our local waters.

Louis Plough and Research Assistant, Ben Lee, in the lab testing DNA samples from local water’s to identify what has been swimming there.

Savor wine, beer, and antipasto from Italy. Get to know the scientist behind the science and mingle with old friends and new acquaintances in this casual, local setting.

Tickets are $25/ person.  To register visit or contact Carin Starr at, 410-221-8408.

This event is an activity of the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. (USM Foundation). Funds earned or contributed will be managed by the USM Foundation for the benefit of the Horn Point Laboratory. Please make your check payable to the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc.”


The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science leads the way toward better management of Maryland’s natural resources and the protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. From a network of laboratories located across the state, UMCES scientists provide sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment, and prepare future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.

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