Evolutionary biology lectures canceled

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology planned for today and Tuesday have been canceled.

Jonathan Losos, the Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America and a professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard University, was to give the free public lectures, sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.

The Marker Lectures were established in 1984 through a gift from Russell Earl Marker, professor emeritus of chemistry at Penn State, whose pioneering synthetic methods revolutionized the steroid-hormone industry and opened the door to the current era of hormone therapies, including the birth-control pill. The Marker  endowment allows the Penn State Eberly College of Science to present annual Marker Lectures in astronomy and astrophysics, the chemical sciences, evolutionary biology, genetic engineering, the mathematical sciences and physics.

Contacts: 
Last Updated October 29, 2012