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Apr 29, 2006

Upcoming Event: Michael Stebbins in Oxford, Friday May 5th, 4:00 pm

This announcement is for all of my local readers. Michael Stebbins, author of Sex, Drugs and DNA: Science's Taboos Confronted and creator of Sex Drugs and will be giving a talk on bioterrorism and biodefense this Friday in Oxford. I had the pleasure of helping to plan the event in conjunction with the Oxford University Biochemical Society.

The Oxford University Biochemical Society presents:

Dr. Michael Stebbins
Director of Biology Policy – Federation of American Scientists
Author – Sex, Drugs and DNA: Science’s Taboos Confronted

“Biosecurity Policy and the Scientific Community: New Challenges in an Age of Terrorism”

4:00 pm
Friday 5th May 2006

Chemistry Research Laboratory
Wolfson Seminar Room
(Located on the corner of South Parks Road and Mansfield Road, see map)


Dr. Michael Stebbins is the Director of Biology Policy at the Federation of American Scientists and manages their Biosecurity Project. He has a B.S. in Biology from SUNY at Stony Brook and received his Ph.D. in genetics while working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where he built tetracycline-inducible transgene systems for Drosophila, mice, and cultured primary neurons to study the molecular mechanisms of memory formation.

After leaving Cold Spring Harbor, Dr. Stebbins worked as a Senior Editor at Nature Genetics where he coordinated the peer-review of research papers and wrote content for the magazine. In the fall of 2004 he moved to Washington, DC, and worked as a Congressional fellow for US Senator Harry Reid through the National Human Genome Research Institute.

He has also worked as a journalist writing for Reuters and as a science advisor to ScienCentral a television production company that produces stories for the ABC and NBC affiliates. In 2006, he launched Sex Drugs and in conjunction with the publication of his first book, Sex, Drugs and DNA: Science’s Taboos Confronted.


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