On Friday, October 17, 2014, renowned vector biologist Dr. Anthony James, Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, presented at the third Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Speaking to a packed crowd of 400, James spoke about “Malaria Eradication: The Goal of Century.”
Dr. James’ engaging lecture shared the many challenges associated with insect-borne diseases, specifically malaria, which is prevalent in underdeveloped countries, and that his research team is working to develop ways malaria can be controlled and event prevented. His interactive videos that demonstrated how mosquitos transmit diseases and their lifecycle riveted the audience.
Join us for the next Dean’s Distinguished Lecture on March 15, 2015 featuring Susan V. Bryant, Research Professor of Regeneration and Former Dean of the Biological Sciences School, discussing “Stem Cells, Regeneration and Pattern.”
The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series was created in 2014 to promote interdepartmental knowledge and synergy within the School of Biological Sciences. Sponsored quarterly by the School of Biological Sciences Dean, the lectures feature faculty who represent the wide range of expertise found throughout the School’s four departments.