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Using DNA technology to help identify human remains is topic of “First Friday Seminar”

TULSA (Aug. 25, 2011) – DNA expert Art Eisenberg, Ph.D., opens the OSU Center for Health Sciences’ First Friday Seminar series on Friday, Sept. 2,  with “The application of DNA technologies for the identification of missing persons and unidentified human remains.”

Deoxyribonucleic acid, commonly called DNA, carries genetic material determining hereditary characteristics.

Eisenberg is professor and chair of the forensic and investigative genetics department, and director of the DNA identity laboratory at the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Center for Human Identification in Fort Worth.  

The First Friday Seminar is at noon at the OSU-CHS campus at 17th Street and Southwest Boulevard in Tulsa. Room location is D-107, Center for Advanced Medical Education. Refreshments are available at 11:45. The seminar is open to the public.

 

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa offers programs in osteopathic medicine, biomedical sciences and forensic sciences. Since its beginnings more than 30 years ago, OSU-CHS has grown to offer eight graduate degrees. On-campus programs, distance learning and OSU partnerships train osteopathic physicians, research scientists and health care professionals with an emphasis on serving rural and under-served Oklahoma. OSU operates eight clinics, six in Tulsa, one in Enid and one in Muskogee. More information about OSU Center for Health Sciences is available at www.healthsciences.okstate.edu.