Wonderlust at Belgrade Community Library

Wonderlust programs at the Belgrade Community Library are free and open to the public, thanks to sponsorship by Belgrade Community Library and First Interstate Bank.

Location: 106 N Broadway, Belgrade

Registration: Please call Belgrade Community Library (388-4346) during open hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

WalkPresenter: Seth Walk

Doctors and scientists have discovered links between certain diseases and specific markers in DNA. This advance is not only revolutionizing disease treatment, it is sometimes used to prevent diseases.

PART 1: Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

In this overview of techniques scientists use to uncover information in DNA, we will focus on techniques available to predict and treat disease (and uncover human ancestry).

PART 2: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

We will further explore how DNA is used to indicate the likelihood of disease traits (e.g. cancer), the progression of diseases (e.g. HIV), and non-disease traits (e.g. baldness). 

Seth Walk is Assistant Professor at Montana State University in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. He grew up in Pennsylvania, where he attended Penn State University, and later moved to Michigan, where he received his PhD in Zoology. He, his wife Heather and son David moved to Bozeman in 2013.

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MSU Wonderlust is a high-quality community resource for lifelong learning for the Bozeman area.  Here is university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects, some multi-week courses, some one-off events.  These offerings come free of homework, exams, or papers: The MSU Wonderlust experience is just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It's also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.

The Winter/Spring offerings begin with a reception at the Pilgrim Congregational Church from 4 to 6pm.  It's a chance to meet with the course instructors and side-trip presenters; find out more about their plans.  

Gerry Wheeler, President of Friends of Wonderlust