Nobel Prize Winner to Make DNA Day Address in Kearney

Mario Capecchi

Mario Capecchi

(AP) — A Nobel Prize winner will make this year’s DNA Day address at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Mario Capecchi is a molecular geneticist who won his Nobel in 2007.

The title of his presentation is “The Making of a Scientist — An Unlikely Journey.” It is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. on April 25 at the UNK Health and Sports Center. The event is free and open to the public.

DNA Day honors Doug Lund. He was a UNK professor of biology for more than 37 years. Now retired, Lund continues to participate in the molecular biology seminar every Friday.