Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Evolutionary geneticist to deliver Merck Science Seminar

Dr. Rob DeSalle, curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, will present the first annual Merck Science Seminar at UIS. DeSalle will speak on "What Genomics Tells Us about Our Origins," beginning at noon Monday, April 2, in HSB 302.

DeSalle's research uses information present in the structure of DNA and protein molecules to address evolutionary questions. He also uses these types of data to address important issues in conservation biology.

The seminar is sponsored by a grant from the Merck Institute of Science Education and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, part of the Merck/AAAS undergraduate science research program. UIS was one of only 11 universities in the nation to receive the award in 2006. Read more>>

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