ASU hosting distinguished lectureship in science

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At 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, professor of pediatrics, neurology, neuroscience and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, will present two presentations at Angelo State University in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

The lectures are part of ASU’s 40th annual West Texas Medical Associates Distinguished Lectureship in Science Honoring Dr. Roy E. Moon, a San Angelo obstetrician and gynecologist who died in 1976 after practicing 28 years with what is now West Texas Medical Associates.

Zoghbi is one of the world’s leading experts on the rare Rett syndrome and other neurological disorders and besides working as a professor at Baylor she is the Director of Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and investigator for Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Her first presentation Tuesday is “On the Level: Equilibrium on the Brain.” Her second presentation is “The Story of Rett Syndrome: Insight into Neuropsychiatric Disorders.”

According to the press release issued by ASU, the lectureship was established in 1976 and is underwritten by a grant to ASU from the members of WTMA.

For more information call 325-486-6829.