Professor Sadava To Keynote Freshman Class Dinner

David Sadava, the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology in the Joint Science Department, will be the featured speaker for the inaugural 2005-06 Athenaeum dinner/lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The event, by tradition, will be reserved exclusively for members of the freshman classthe Class of 2009.

In his lecture, Cloning, Cloning, Sadava will describe some of the science behind cloning, and its potential.

Born in Canada, Sadava received his undergraduate education at Carleton University in Ottawa, and his Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of California, San Diego. Following postdoctoral work at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he joined the Joint Science faculty in 1972. His current research is on cancer chemotherapy on human small-cell lung cancer. The author of more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles, he is a co-author of Life: The Science of Biology (1997), a leading text used at many of America’s major universities.

Freshmen are automatically signed up for the dinner and are not required to make reservations. Cancellations should be directed to the Athenaeum at ext. 18244, or by e-mailing

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