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DNA Day at American University

Schedule of Events for Thursday, April 25, 2013

Indoors in McDowell Formal Lounge

10-11:00 Poster Session for Undergrads and Graduate Students

11-12:00 "The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program”
Bill Gahl (National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH)

12-12:30 Lunch

12:30-12:45 "X-Ray the DNA! A Diffraction Distraction"
Nate Harshman (Physics)

12:50-1:05 "Using math to find genes"
John Nolan (Math/Stat)

1:10-1:25 "Using Mutational Spectra to
Fingerprint Carcinogen Exposure"
Albert Cheh (ENVS)

1:30-1:45 "Forensic DNA Analysis - CODIS"
Jim Girard (Chemistry)

1:50- 2:05 "Influence of Epigenetic Factors on
Morphine-Induced Conditioned Taste Aversion"
Maria Gomez-Serrano (Psychology)

2:10-2:25 "The Double Bind of the Genetic Tie"
Kim Leighton (Philosophy and Religion)

On the Quad (rain location: Hurst Hall Lobby)

2:30-4:30 Isolate your own DNA

3:00-3:30 DNA Trivia

3:45-4:15 DNA Replication Dance!

4:15-4:30 Reading of the Watson and Crick Paper

On the Quad or in the Amphitheatre (rain location: Ward Bldg, Rm 2)

7:30 Screening of GAATACA on the quad (108 minutes):
Arrive early to get a good seat and some popcorn!

Sun sets at 7:55