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Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Presents:
Dr. Wendy Kuhne
Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics,
Medical College of Georgia
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
117 Newberry St SW, Aiken SC
Radioecology is the science that uses nuclear physics, chemistry, biology, toxicology, ecology, and risk analysis to predict the effects of radiation and radioactive isotopes on humans and the environment.
Dr. Kuhne completed her doctorate in Radiological Health Sciences from Colorado State University in August 2006, and then began post-doctoral research at the Medical College of Georgia's Institute of Molecular Medecine and Genetics. This talk will provide an overview of basic radioecology and the "molecular side" of investigating radiation damage. The Japanese medaka fish serve as the model.