Darwin Day 2021

Darwin Day

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Free and open to the public. Registration is optional.
Sponsored by the Dean's Office of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Featured Keynote Speaker:

photo of Dr. Michael WorobeyDr. Michael Worobey - University of Arizona
Louise Foucar Marshall Science Research Professor
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary methods now play a frontline role in the fight against infectious disease. Join Dr. Worobey as he discusses how evolutionary trees help elucidate the emergence and spread of viral pandemics. This event is free and open to the public.

Worobey's research connects the when, where, and how pathogens such as HIV-1/AIDS, influenza and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 became established in the human population. An evolutionary perspective helps answer a diverse array of medically important questions, from why the 1918 ‘Spanish' flu killed large numbers of young adults, to how do we design universal vaccines and prevent future pandemics.

Dr. Worobey is devoted to teaching and fostering scientific literacy through formal and informal education and has been on the faculty of the Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona since 2003, currently serving as head and as the Louise Foucar Marshall Science Research Professor.

About Darwin Day

Darwin Day is Duquesne's annual international celebration of the life and work of Charles Darwin. The event emphasizes the importance of science education in today's world, and the impact that evolutionary biology has on many aspects of our lives.

Contact Us

For more information about Darwin Day, contact us at biology@duq.edu.

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