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Forensic Series continues with Molecular Techniques, Sept. 30

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KINGSTON, R.I. -- September, 26, 2005 -- Beth Zielinski-Habershaw, an assistant professor in the University of Rhode Island’s Department of Clinical Chemistry and Health Sciences and the co-director/corporate liaison of Biotechnology Manufacturing, will lecture on “Molecular Techniques: DNA fingerprinting & PCR” at the University’s Forensic Science Seminar Series.

The seminar will be held Friday, Sept. 30, from 3:30 to 5 pm. in room 124 of Pastore Hall on the Kingston campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Zielinski-Habershaw is also an adjunct assistant professor of medical science at the Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology Department at Brown University. She is also an instructor of biomaterials at Brown.

She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, in 1998. She worked on the development of tissue-engineered bioartificial muscle for use in gene therapy. From 1993 to 1998, Zielinski-Habershaw was a consultant for Cytotherapeutics Inc., where she aided in the development of polymer encapsulation systems for use in treatment of neurodegenerative disorders and chronic pain.

She received her bachelor of science in biology from Providence College in 1987. She earned her master of science in 1993 and her doctorate in 1997 in molecular pharmacology, biotechnology and physiology, both from Brown University.