September 27, 2021

Samuel H. Sternberg, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Columbia University, will deliver the 2021 Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the Degenstein Center Theater at Susquehanna University.

Samuel H. Sternberg, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Columbia Uni... Samuel H. Sternberg, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Columbia UniversityThe lecture is free and open to the public.

Sternberg’s lecture, Rewriting the Code of Life with CRISPR, will examine molecular genetics and the possibilities CRISPR, a gene-editing tool, provides with its ability to alter genes while questioning what we humans will choose to do with this power.

The Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences was endowed by George E. ’64 and Margaret Lauver ’66 Harris. This series brings an accomplished scholar in the sciences to Susquehanna University yearly for a public address. The endowment supports lectures, seminars, or residencies by nationally recognized leaders in education, business, or government on topics of the public interest.