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Dr. Kimberly Jacoby Morris is a current postdoctoral fellow at NIH in the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Biophotonics laboratory of Dr. George H. Patterson. Her current projects focus on developing fluorescent proteins for imaging technologies. 

Prior to her arrival at NIH, Kim was an interim organic chemistry laboratory lecturer at Bryn Mawr College, in Pennsylvania. She was awarded her PhD from Temple University for her contributions in understanding the chemical mechanisms of UV-damaged DNA repair. Dr. Jacoby is extremely passionate about science education and was able to obtain a detail appointment in the Education and Community Involvement Branch of NHGRI at NIH. 

Dr. Jacoby’s presentation will focus on the technological advances in the field of genetics and genomics. She will present a brief overview of DNA structure and function, followed by a discussion of how genetics and genomics affects biomedicine today. Topics of genetic sequencing, genetic cloning, and gene editing will be highlighted.” 

As we age, the subject of DNA has become an attractive means of learning where we came from and what we have inherited. Join us as we hear Dr.Jacoby Morris make her presentation and then respond to your questions.