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Portland State University Research Week Presents: Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, James P. Collins
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:30pm
Dr. James P. Collins

Join us for a talk by Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, James P. Collins. Collins is the Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment at Arizona State University. Collins’s talk, “Altering nature with gene drives--We can. But should we?” will examine critical questions raised by cutting-edge technologies like CRISPR.

Collins’s research explores host-pathogen biology and its relationship to the decline and extinction of species, the intellectual and institutional factors that have shaped Ecology’s development as a discipline, as well as Ecological Ethics. He is a Fellow of AAAS, a Fellow of the Association for Women in Science, and past President of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. He is currently chair of the Board on Life Sciences of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Collins is the author of numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and the co-author with Martha Crump of Extinction in Our Times: Global Amphibian Decline.

Presented by Sigma Xi Columbia-Willamette

Free and open to the public
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Cramer Hall, 382

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