OLLI Spring 2016 General Meeting ~ New Time!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

CSU, Chico Professor to Share How
Our Behaviors Can Modify Our Genetic Blueprint

Wednesday, March 9
Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue

  • 4:30: Social Time
  • 4:45: Program Begins

Every one of us has a genetic blueprint, a set of instructions that makes us who we are—but how much do we really know about our own instructions? Reading our own instructions can be like putting together furniture out of a box with instructions only printed in a foreign language! With only a little bit of knowledge you can learn to read your own instructions. But what if you were more than the sum of your instructions? What if your experiences and environment contribute to your genetic blueprint? Come and learn how your behaviors can modify your genetic blueprint with consequences both good and bad.

Dr. David KellerDr. David Keller is a professor of genetics at Chico State University and has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. His research lab of undergraduate and graduate students at Chico State are working on the genetics of diabetes, attempting to uncover the genetic pathways that are affected by a new class of diabetes therapies.

Why the time change?
Since Dr. Keller made a guest appearance in Scott Perry’s class two years ago, calls for him to return have been persistent. However, Dr. Keller is not retired, and is only available for special presentations after work. For those concerned about driving home in the dark, the March program will start promptly at 4:45pm and conclude at 5:30pm. Sunset is at 6:06pm on March 9, with twilight extending until 6:33pm. The meeting is free and open to the public.

All are welcome and no RSVPs necessary. Invite a friend or family member and enjoy this special opportunity to learn more about how our brains work!