Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Biological Science Department Seminar Series: Samuel Kaplan

SHSU Biological Sciences Department Seminar: Samuel Kaplan
“A Bottom-Up Approach to Gene Function in Rhodobacter Sphaeroides”
Thursday, August 25th from 4pm until 5pm
Lee Drain Building Room 214
Lecture Open to the Public

The Sam Houston Biology Department will begin its SHSU Biological Sciences Seminar Series with a lecture presented by one of the world's leading microbiologists, Samuel Kaplan. The presentation, titled “A Bottom-Up Approach to Gene Function in Rhodobacter Sphaeroides,” may be of interest to those that already understand what this title is talking about or those who have an interest in learning.

Rhodobacter sphaeroides is a purple bacteria that obtains energy through photosynthesis and is also "one of the organisms central to the SBC manufacturing process (Source)."

Kaplan currently teaches at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and received his doctorate in cell biology from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his postdoctoral work at the MRC Laboratory in Cambridge England. Kaplan has
"more than 225 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, has served as reviewer, editor, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Bacteriology published by the American Society of Microbiology, and has served as chair of the publications board for all 11 American Society of Microbiology journals. He served on the steering committee for PubMed Central and is an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow (Source)."

For more information contact Madhusudan Choudhary at the following:

Phone: (936) 294-4850

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