“George Washington Carver and His Legacy to Science”

“George Washington Carver and His Legacy to Science” FebruaryFeb 24 2022 07:30pm - 08:15pm

In honor of Black History Month, the Institute for the Science of Origins will host a talk with Emmitt Jolly, associate professor of biology at Case Western Reserve University, titled “George Washington Carver and His Legacy to Science.”

Part of the Life, the Universe, and Hot Dogs lecture series, co-sponsored by Happy Dog, this event will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. via Zoom. Access the link.

During this lecture, Jolly will present on the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver, the agricultural scientist credited with the invention of modern-day peanut butter.  

About the speaker

In addition to his position in the Department of Biology, Emmitt Jolly also holds a position at the Center for Global Health and Disease at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science from Tuskegee University, where he was a presidential scholar and was honored as one of USA Today’s Top Forty National Scholars.

In 2004, he received a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he trained under the late Ira Herskowitz, and was awarded the UCSF’s Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Award. Jolly has been recognized in Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Forty under Forty, and Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, and he was awarded the Nsorama Award for Science from the National Technical Association. His NIH-funded research focuses on understanding gene expression, gene regulation, and host invasion of parasitic schistosome worms, the causative agent of schistosomiasis, which infects over 240 million people worldwide.

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