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Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Distinguished Lecture in Science

The University of Idaho College of Science proudly presents the ninth annual Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Distinguished Lecture in Science.

"Human genetic variation in health and disease"

Professor Peter Donnelly, University of Oxford

Thursday, October 17, 2013
University of Idaho College of Law Courtroom

Peter DonnellyDr. Peter Donnelly is Professor of Statistical Science and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford. Professor Donnelly is an internationally-recognized expert on the development of statistical methodology to analyze genetic data. Professor Donnelly earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Queensland and his doctorate at Oxford.  Among his many honors, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The Austin Lecture is funded by the Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Memorial Endowment, which was established by the family and friends of the Austins in 1987. Bob Austin graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in metallurgical engineering in 1934. He was a long-time supporter of the university and a founder of the College of Mines and Earth Resources Constituent Alumni Association (C2A2). All three of the Austins’ children earned degrees from the University of Idaho, and two grandchildren are alumni as well.

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