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Convocation set for Aug. 24

- July 23, 2007

Faculty and staff are invited to join incoming students, their families and friends at Convocation on Friday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. in Gampel Pavilion.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sandra Weller, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and chair of Molecular, Microbial, and Structural Biology at the Health Center.

Weller is one of the nation’s leading scientists in viral DNA replication.

She conducts research on the herpes simplex virus Type 1.

In 2000, Weller was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and in 2001, she was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology.

She was awarded the Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) award by the National Institutes of Health, and trained two students who received the prestigious Henderson Award given at the Health Center each year for the best thesis.

She serves on the Faculty Review Board, the Medical Council, and the School of Medicine Oversight Committee, and is a member of the University’s ESCRO committee, which oversees the ethics of stem cell research.

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