Talk at HelmSoc

Last week, I attended and spoke at the 715th (!) meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington, a DC-area parasitology group with over one hundred years of history. While the whole meeting was fascinating, the highlight was a delightful keynote address by Dr. William Campbell, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his role in the discovery of a powerful antiparasitic drug. Among other scientific accomplishments, Dr. Campbell recounted the time he gave Irish whiskey to pigs while researching trichinosis.