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Scientist to discuss photo biology and career options for bio majors

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) -- The Tri Beta Society of Moravian College will host an intriguing lecture by Dr. Douglas Learn, senior scientist and study director for the Center for Photo Biology at Argus Research Laboratories, Inc., on Thursday, March 20, at 4:00 p.m. in Mellon Lecture Hall. Dr. Learn will discuss his work at Argus and careers in science in the 21st century. Admission is free and open to the public.

Argus is part of Primedica Corporation, an international contract research organization, that delivers non clinical development services in partnership with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies in an effort to meet their product development needs. Dr. Learn has also held the position of Scientist with Schering-Plough Health Care Products, Inc. in Memphis. His work there included the interpretation of clinical studies for consumer product development, product evaluation, advanced product research and skin biology research. Dr. Learn also served as a research assistant for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Dr. Learn is a 1977 graduate of Moravian College. He earned his M.S. and his Ph.D. degrees in Medical Microbiology from West Virginia University.

Mellon Lecture Hall is in the Collier Hall of Science at Main and Locust streets in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. For more information, call 610-625-7880. Tri Beta Society is the honor society for biologists.