Roots Project DNA Researcher will speak at Southern Monday | Events
From Southern University
BATON ROUGE- Bruce Jackson, a 2009 Presidential Award Winner for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring, will speak at Southern University on “The Creative Revolution in DNA Science Programs and the Relevance to Business Entrepreneurship: The Roots Project.”
His presentation will be held tonight, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Global Communications Facility, room 313 of T.T. Allain Hall. It's part of Southern's Masters of Business Administration’s Global Speaker Series.
He has been a researcher on the Roots Project which uses genetics to trace the ancestry of African Americans to the African roots.
Jackson is professor and Chair of the Biotechnology and Forensic DNA Science Program at MassBay Community College in Wellesley Hills, Mass.
Jackson received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Houston and his Master of Science in Genetics from the University of California, Davis and his doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Director of the National Science Foundation.
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