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DATE:  November 15, 2007       
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Expert on the Human Genome to Speak during Undergraduate Research Symposium at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

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WHO: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Physical and Life Sciences

WHAT: Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Distinguished Lecture

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m.

WHERE: University Center, Lone Star Ballroom

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Steven Scherer, a senior scientist in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Biology at the Baylor College of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker at the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society’s Distinguished Lecture presentation Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom, at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Scherer will speak on “The Human Genome: Where are We and Where are We Going?” Scherer, whose recent work characterizes structural variation in the human genome and examines the role genetics has in autism, is director of The Centre for Applied Genomics, associate chief of research at the Hospital for Sick Children, and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. The annual address, which opens the Department of Physical and Life Sciences’ Undergraduate Research Symposium, is free and open to the public.

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