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Students learn about Biomed, Biotech

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  High school and college students learned more about Biomedical and Biotechnical careers at Darton College Wednesday.

Students heard from researchers at Emory University, biochemists at the National Peanut Research Laboratory in Dawson, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineers at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Florida International University.

Keynote speaker Dr. Larry Young graduated from Worth County High School, and is currently researching treatments for social deficits found in psychiatric disorders like autism and hopes more to get southwest Georgia involved in his research.

"Hopefully, I can get people from Darton and the Albany area to become interested for the students to become interested in this type of research," said Emory University Chief of Behavioral Neuroscience Dr. Larry Young. "And maybe apply to come up to Emory or Georgia State or some of the other universities so they can earn higher degrees and actually get into science."

The first 100 students who participated in today's seminar had the opportunity to isolated and view their own DNA in Darton's lab. The program was a joint effort between Darton College, Albany State University, and Albany Technical College.


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