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Zakian to deliver final President's Lecture

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 4:30 p.m. Thomas Laboratory, Room 3

Princeton molecular biologist Virginia Zakian will deliver the final talk in the 2010-11 President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Thomas Laboratory, Room 3.

Zakian will discuss her research on telomeres, the physical endpoints of chromosomes, in a lecture titled "Maintaining the End:Telomere Replication and Its Connections to Human Health." Zakian will describe her lab's work on telomeres in baker's yeast and how these studies inspire novel ideas for regulation of telomere activity in humans.

Zakian is Princeton's Harry C. Wiess Professor in the Life Sciences and a professor of molecular biology. Her talk will be webcast; viewing information will be available at on the Webmedia site.

The President's Lecture Series was started by President Tilghman in 2001 to bring together faculty members from different disciplines to learn in a public forum about the work others are doing in a variety of fields.

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