Reel Science: Superpower Dogs

JUN 12, 2019 | 6:30 PM | With Dr. Angela Hughes of Mars Petcare

June 12, 2019 | Doors open @ 6PM | All Ages Welcome | Free Parking


6:30PM | Lecture: The Genetics Behind Dogs’ Superpowerswith Angela Hughes, DVM, PhD, Global Scientific Advocacy Senior Manager and Veterinary Geneticist at Mars Petcare. Have you ever wondered how dogs developed their many amazing Superpowers? Learn about how dogs have evolved over thousands of years to become our closest working companions and best friends. 


7:45PM | Movie: Superpower Dogs (Duration: 50 mins. | Rating: n/a | Year: 2019)


Tickets: $7/non-members, $6/OMSI members



Superpower Dogs: Discover the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most remarkable dogs.



Dr. Angela Hughes serves as Global Science Advocacy Senior Manager at Mars Petcare and Veterinary Geneticist for Wisdom Health. At Wisdom Health, Dr. Hughes pioneered the concept of genetically aligning potential breeding dogs to evaluate genetic diversity and launched this concept in a first-of-its-kind test called Optimal Selection™. She is also involved in several canine and feline genetics studies and on-going development of the WISDOM PANEL™ tests for genetic disorders, traits, and ancestry. Dr. Hughes received her veterinary degree and PhD in genetics from the University of California, Davis. Following completion of a three-year veterinary genetics residency, Dr. Hughes held an associate clinical professor position at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She also has been published in multiple academic publications including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, PLOS One, and PLOS Genetics and has contributed chapters for publication in Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice: Pediatrics and several editions of Large Animal Internal Medicine. Dr. Hughes’s special interests include small animal and equine genetics and small animal reproduction and pediatrics. She also served as genetics advisor on the Superpower Dogs IMAX movie.


Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite documentaries to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience.  All ages are welcome; 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


The Empirical Cafe will be open serving sausages, sandwiches, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.


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