Science Thursdays: DNA Acrobatics in the Cell

DateApril 27, 2017Time7:00 - 8:00 pm
LocationMayborn Museum Complex
DescriptionOrganized and sponsored by the Department of Physics at Baylor University, Science Thursdays is a series of one-hour talks on various scientific topics. No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an open interest in science. Join the speaker and guests for coffee and cookies prior to each lecture at 6:30 pm. Lectures are free and open to the public; however, admission to the museum is not included. April 27 Michael Trakselis DNA Acrobatics In the Cell Your DNA, all 3 billion base pairs and roughly 2 meters in length, must undergo a variety of twisting, turning,wrapping, and coiling just to maintain your genetic information. What happens when things go wrong and gene mutations prevent these complex DNA manipulations? How proteins accomplish this amazing feat is only just the beginning. Michael Trakselis (Ph.D., Penn State University) is an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Baylor University. Read More »
PublisherMayborn Museum
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