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Scientist, teacher duo explain cells at Arizona Science Center

April 13, 2011

We’re all made up of cells – the basic units of life – but do we really grasp what they are and what makes them work? 

An ASU scientist and Chandler teacher explain how cells copy themselves and how different types of cells help our bodies work at the Arizona Science Center All About Me Biogalleries on Saturday, April 16, from 1:45-2:15 p.m.

“What are These Things Called Cells?” will be co-presented by Mitch Magee, Ph.D., a researcher from ASU Biodesign Institute’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics, and his wife Elisa Magee, an instructional specialist from the Chandler K-12 Unified School District.

This fun educational session is part of a family-friendly series designed to stimulate conversation and inquiry on topics related to the bioscience. The Bio Buzz Family Series was made possible through a five-year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. This program will give students and the general public a glimpse into the human body, its’ parts and processes, and new advances in biomedical research and technology.

Admission to The Bio Buzz Family Series is free with paid general admission. Arizona Science Center is located at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix. For more information, visit

About Arizona Science Center
The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages about science. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington St. in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, the state-of-the-art Dorrance planetarium and a five-story IMAX® theater. For more information please call 602-716-2000 or visit