Warren Sanger to speak about human genetics at UNK seminar

Warren Sanger WEBKEARNEY – Human genetics expert Dr. Warren Sanger will present a biology seminar at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Hosted by the UNK Biology Department, Sanger’s talk is titled “Human Genetics In the Clinical Setting.”

He will speak at 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in Copeland Hall room 133. The talk is free and open to the public.

Sanger is director of the Human Genetics Laboratory and director of Clinical Genetics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute. He is a founding fellow of the American Board of Medical Genetics and board certified as a clinical cytogeneticist and medical geneticist by the American College of Medical Genetics and American Medical Association.

Sanger earned his bachelor’s degree from Kearney State College in 1967. He then served in the military at the University of Maryland, Far East Division (Seoul, Korea) as a counter intelligence agent and an Instructor in Biology from January 1969 to December 1971.

He received his Ph.D. in 1974 and joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1975.

Sanger is a professor of pediatrics at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at UNMC and serves as a cytogenetics advisor for several organizations. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been an author or co-author on over 400 abstracts or presentations at national meetings.

Sanger’s primary research interests are in the areas of cancer genetics, genetic causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities, prenatal diagnosis and prenatal care.

The cytogenetics laboratory at UNMC provides over 14,000 diagnostic studies and 2,500 research studies per year in the areas of oncology, prenatal health, birth defects, and other molecular genetics projects.

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Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, gottulatm@unk.edu
Contact: Kimberly Carlson, UNK Biology Department, 308.865.1554

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