The making of a scientist - an unlikely journey

Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Location: 
University of Iowa, Art Building West, 141 Riverside Drive, Room 240

 

5:30 PM - Registration and Hors D'oeurves Reception
6:00 PM - Program Begins
Open to the public, seating is limited and RSVP is encouraged
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Keynote speaker:
Mario Capecchi, PhD
2007 Nobel Laureate Recipient
University of Utah School of Medicine
Distinguished Professor & Co-Chair of Department of Human Genetics

After the Nazis tore his family apart and left him homeless and alone at age 4, Mario Capecchi began an epic lifetime journey from sickly street vagrant to Nobel Laureate. In this engaging talk, one of the world's most prominent molecular geneticists weaves his personal tale of survival into the story of how he helped pioneer a technique that has revolutionized the study of human diseases.

 

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