Lecture: The Potential for Human Gene Therapy

March 03, 1997

Speaker: James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Institute for Human Gene Therapy

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Topic: The Potential for Human Gene Therapy

Date: Monday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Eisenhart Auditorium of the Rochester Museum and Science Center

Admission: $6.00 ($5.00 for students and teachers)

This easy-to-understand lecture is suitable for high school and college students, their teachers, and anyone in the general public interested in gene therapy.

James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. is a world-renowned expert on human gene therapy, one of the hottest topics in biological science and medicine today. His lecture -- appropriate for high school and college students, teachers, and the general public -- will cover the science of gene therapy as well as highlight the latest genetic research on possible cures and treatments for various genetic diseases. A question and answer session will follow the lecture.

Sponsors of Dr. WilsonÕs visit are the Division of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Genentech, Inc. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the scholarship fund of the UR Summer Microbiology Academy.

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