Feeding the World: From Mendel to CRISPR

Speaker: Carolyn Rasmussen, Assistant Professor of Plant Cell Biology, UC Riverside College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. T-SHIRT GIVEAWAYS AS SUPPLY LASTS. FREE PARKING IN LOT 6

This is the second of four lectures in the UCR Lecture Series Gene Editing: Are We Playing God.

CRISPR-Cas9 is a genome editing tool that is creating a buzz in the science world. It is faster, cheaper, and more accurate than previous techniques of editing DNA and has a wide range of potential appliations and challenges.

Dates and titles of the remaining lectures:

April 19 - "LEGO, Language, and the Life of Bacteria" by Ansel Hsiao, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

May 10 ' "Implications of Genetic Modicifations in Humans and Other Organisms" (Includes panel discussion with all series speakers) by Carl Cranor, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, UC Riverside College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Thursday, April 12 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

University Theatre, Humanities 400