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Renowned genetics educator to speak at Lake Land College

World-renowned human genetics educator Sam Rhine will host a Genetics Update Conference at Lake Land College, Monday, Dec. 9, in the theater located in the Luther Student Center.  The conference is sponsored by the Lake Land College Math and Science Division.

The conference will be open to students, teachers, parents and the community. Many schools bring their advanced placement and honors biology students to the conference. 

The cost to attend the conference is $15, but the conference is free to any LLC student. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

The conference will address topics such as: regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, genetics of cancer and stem cell advancements. 

Described by experts in the human genetics field as the most effective human genetics educator in America today, Rhine is the director of the Genetics Education Center near Indianapolis.  He received the “Honorary Membership Award” by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).  The award is recognized as the highest honor bestowed on members of the profession and is awarded annually. Rhine is also an annual speaker at the NABT conference.  

Rhine has made more than 8,700 presentations to more than 3.75 million teenagers in the United States, Canada and Europe. 

Rhine is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Indiana in Bloomington in the Department of Applied Health Science where he teaches a summer class, “Causes and Prevention of Birth Defects.” He also teaches summer classes at the University of St. Thomas in Houston and the University of Texas Pan AM campus in Edinburg, Texas. He has lectured in London, Prague, Montreal, and Tokyo and taught human genetics in St. Petersburg States in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Registration will be accepted through the morning of the conference. For more information, visit www.samrhine.com.  Any questions can be directed to Brenda Hunzinger, Lake Land College biology instructor at 217-234-5365.  

 

 



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