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Dr. Jacqueline Barton to present 2002 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture

Leader in DNA research will speak at Chemical Heritage Foundation on Thursday, September 19

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Dr. Jacqueline Barton of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will present the 2002 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture on Thursday, September 19 at 6 p.m. at Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF). Barton, the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, will discuss her research in a talk entitled: "DNA: A Different Perspective."

Since receiving her Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University in 1979, Barton has studied the chemistry of DNA. Recently she has focused on the biological consequences and applications of electron transfer through DNA, a subject of active debate among chemists, physicists, and biologists almost since James Watson and Francis Crick first proposed the double-helix structure of DNA. Barton has received numerous awards and honors for her work in DNA research.

The Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture is presented by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the Philadelphia & Delaware Sections of the American Chemical Society, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

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