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Genetics researcher to give NDSU talk

The NDSU Department of Biological Sciences is scheduled to host a presentation byAllen J. Moore, Distinguished Research Professor and associate dean for research in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Services at the University of Georgia, Athens.

The presentation, titled "The Genetics of Parenting,” is set for Friday, April 12, at 3 p.m. in Loftsgard 114.

Everyone is welcome.

Moore is an expert in evolutionary biology and behavior genetics; molecular and quantitative genetic studies of complex traits, especially social traits; and the development of behavior. He held various research and administrative positions in the biological sciences at the University of Manchester and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, and in entomology at the University of Kentucky. He recently served as the department head of the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Department of Genetics. 

Moore earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology from Arizona State University and his doctorate in environmental, population and organismic biology from the University of Colorado. He was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in environmental biology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis’ Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the Northwestern University School of Medicine.

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