The University of Iowa Department of Biology is hosting an open house and information session titled “Genetics Gets Personal” on Saturday, October 14, 2017, beginning at 9:15 a.m. (check-in/registration begins at 8:15 a.m.).

This event will be hosted in Phillips Hall, located at the corner of Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue on the UI campus in downtown Iowa City.

Activities Include:

  • Representatives from selected graduate and professional programs at the University of Iowa will be available during check-in/registration from 8:15 – 9:15am to provide information and answer questions about their programs.
  • Opening remarks by UI Department of Biology Professor and Chair Diane C. Slusarski, Ph.D.
  • A keynote speech by UI Associate Professor of Biology, Bryant McAllister, Ph.D., on genetics. 
    • Dr. McAllister will also talk about the use and interpretation of commercial DNA tests, such as 23andMe and AncestryDNA, and how UI undergraduate students can get involved in the Personal Genome Learning Center, a student group at the University of Iowa that focuses on educating members of the local community that have already taken DNA tests or are considering doing so.
  • Information on the recently revised Biology undergraduate program, Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience majors, and career opportunities.
  • Opportunities to meet and ask questions to UI Biology professors, academic advisors, and current UI Biology students.
  • A tour of the Biology buildings, including research labs and classrooms.
  • Lunch in the Market Place Café – Burge Residence Hall
  • Campus Walking Tour
  • Prizes and much more!

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