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Norm Ellstrand, Dangerous Liaisons?

Norm Ellstrand, Dangerous Liaisons?

Norm Ellstrand, Dangerous Liaisons?

Norm Ellstrand

May 18, 2005: Norm Ellstrand, Professor of Genetics, will speak on his book Dangerous Liaisons?: When Cultivated Plants Mate with their Wild Relatives (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003). In it, Professor Ellstrand explores the fear that genetically engineered crops will into dangerous "superweeds." Educated at the University of Illinois at Urbana and the University of Texas at Austin, Professor Ellstrand specializes in applied plant population genetics. The author of more than 100 papers, he has participated in activities on the National Research Council, and has received numerous fellowships and research grants taking him as far away as Sweden. Most recently, he was the 2004 recipient of UCR’s Dissertation Advisor Mentoring Award.


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