Veritas Forum: "Unraveling Purpose"

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Join Dr. Praveen Sethupathy (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Dr. Loren Williams (Georgia Tech) for an engaging discussion on how their differing worldviews guide their approach to science and how their own scientific pursuits have influenced their understanding of life's deeper meaning.

About the speakers:

Praveen Sethupathy is an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he directs a research laboratory focused on the genetics/genomics of complex human diseases. Praveen received his B.A. in Computer Science, his Ph.D. in Genomics and Computational Biology, and he continued his training as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Francis S. Collins at the National Institutes of Health. Praveen was recently selected by Genome Technology as one of the nation’s top 25 rising young investigators in genomics.

Loren Williams was born in Seattle, Washington. In 1981 he received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Washington. In 1985 he received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Duke University. He was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow first at Duke then at Harvard. From 1988 to 1992 he was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Alex Rich in the Department of Biology at MIT. He joined the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech in 1992 where is he currently a professor. He is director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute funded Ribo Evo Center. 



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  • Created By: Michael Hagearty
  • Created: 09/15/2015
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 04/13/2017


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