Emory Report
November 5, 2007
Volume 60, Number 10

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November 5, 2007

Lynn to discuss origins of evolution in Life of Mind lecture

The second installment of the Life of the Mind lecture series will feature David Lynn, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry and Biology, on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at noon in the Jones Room, Woodruff Library.

According to Lynn, as the coding sequences and functions of natural genomes are unveiled, life has become increasingly defined by a molecular blueprint. In his lecture “On the Origins of Evolution,” Lynn will explore how this has challenged the position of humans in the biosphere and even the definitions of life, and how Emory is positioned to lead the dialogue on the theory of adaptive evolution now that the debate has moved into the socio-political arena.

Lynn, chair of the Department of Chemistry, is an internationally recognized researcher and teacher. He is the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, National Institutes of Health Fellow and the Charles R. Hauser Fellow.