|When:||Back to Calendar April 24, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am||Where:||Carlsbad City Council Chambers
1200 Carlsbad Village Dr
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April’s Program Meeting topic, “Human Migrations: What Our DNA Haplogroups Tell Us About Where Our Ancestors Came From,” will be given by Dr. Steven Baird.
We will review how Y chromosome and mitochondrial haplogroups arise, when this happened in human history, and how these mutations illuminate the migrations of our ancestors. We will also review the heterogeneity of HLA genes that are important in immunity, what their gene products do, and why it is bad for inhabitants of one continent to invade another.
Dr. Stephen Baird graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Biology and Stanford University School of Medicine. He is an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pathology at UCSD School of Medicine. He received the highly respected Distinguished Teaching Award from the University’s Academic Senate, the UCSD Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as three UCSD Medical School Kaiser Teaching Awards.
Dr. Baird’s research interests were in lymphomas and leukemias and now the prostate cancer stem cell. He has also spent a good deal of time studying creation stories, Biblical and modern (evolution), as well as the genetics of human diseases and the genetic variations found in all modern human beings.
His interests in genealogy relate to how family trees could be used to study inheritance of various traits, both normal and disease processes. Based on his love of music and science he has written many scientific folk songs, now performed on CDs.
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