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Drake lecture to explore nanotechnology inspired by biology

CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Eric Henderson, professor of molecular biology at Iowa State University, will present a lecture Friday, Sept. 18, at Drake University on “Biologically Inspired Nanotechnology.”

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at noon in room 206 of Olin Hall, 1344 27th St. It is part of the Drake University Science Collaborative Institute (DUSCI) Colloquium Series. 

Henderson’s lecture will explore his research in the interface between biology and nanotechnology.

More than 3 billion years of biological evolution has resulted in fantastic developments that can aid the development of the emerging field of nanotechnology. Henderson works to understand and transfer insights from molecular biology to nanotechnology.

In addition to his position with Iowa State, Henderson is chief executive officer and chief science officer of BioForce Nanosciences Inc., a leading developer of ultra-miniaturized nanoarray technologies.

Henderson received his bachelor’s degree in biology and holds a doctorate in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been an Iowa State University faculty member since 1987.

DUSCI promotes, supports and coordinates efforts to fund undergraduate research in math and science. The institute is a platform for interdisciplinary discussion and collaborations among faculty and students in these fields.

For more information, contact Maria Bohorquez at 515-271-2595 or maria.bohorquez@drake.edu.