Title: Faculty Research Lectures
The Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California invites you to attend the 102nd Annual Martin Meyerson Faculty Research Lectures.

Montgomery Slatkin Montgomery Slatkin

Professor of Integrative Biology

Population Genetics of the Neanderthal Genome Project
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
4–5 p.m., free to the public
International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue

Montgomery Slatkin is affiliated with the Center for Theoretical and Evolutionary Genomics and with the Graduate Program in Computational Biology. He is a theoretical population geneticist who has worked on mathematical models of geographically subdivided populations, population growth and quantitative genetics. Slatkin was born in Toronto, Ontario, and grew up in suburban Detroit. He received a S. B. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966. He received a Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1970. His Ph. D. supervisor was George F. Carrier. He was a postdoctoral researcher with Richard Lewontin at the University of Chicago for one year. He became a faculty member in the Department of Theoretical Biology at the University of Chicago in 1971. He moved a faculty position in the Department of Zoology at the University of Washington in 1977 and then to the University of California at Berkeley in 1985. He has been president of the American Society of Naturalists and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science and the US National Academy of Science.

 

 

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The Biology of CRISPRs: From Genome Defense to Genomic Engineering
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
4–5 p.m., free to the public
International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue.

Jennifer A. Doudna is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology. Her research seeks to understand how non-coding RNA molecules control the expression of genetic information. Dr. Doudna was raised in Hawaii and received her B.A. in Biochemistry from Pomona College. She holds a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Harvard University. After serving as a member of the Yale University faculty for eight years, during which time she was promoted to Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, she joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 2002. She has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator since 1997 and a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 2002. She was named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003 and elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2010. She is a recipient of the Lurie Prize from the Foundation for the NIH, and a co-recipient of the Paul Janssen Award in Biomedical Science. Dr. Doudna has served as a consultant to pharmaceutical companies including Gilead and Merck, and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of biotechnology companies including eFFECTOR Therapeutics and Caribou Biosciences.

 

 

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