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Biomedical research talk to be held at NMSU

WHAT: Biomedical Research Seminar Series

WHO: Houra Merrikh, assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Washington, will present a talk titled ?The multifaceted impact of replication-transcription encounters on the life of a bacterial cell.?

WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

WHERE: Domenici Hall, Room 109, on the NMSU campus

VISUALS: NMSU biomedical researchers, guest speaker, students, community members

The lecture is part of a new, public series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research. The talks will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists, as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Merrikh is the recipient of the 2016 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The Vilcek Foundation focuses on U.S. immigrant contributions to art and science. For more information, visit http://www.vilcek.org/prizes/prize-recipients/2016.html#houra-merrikh.

A complete abstract of Merrikh?s Friday, Feb. 12, talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_21216-pic.pdf.

For more information on the biomedical research seminar series, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.