Leader in scientific research, Francis L. Macrina, comes to campus Dec. 1

Evening presentation will explore the evolution of science and how research conduct has made a significant impact on the world around us

Francis L. Macrina

Francis L. Macrina is the elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and will speak at the University Dec. 1

Leader in scientific research, Francis L. Macrina, comes to campus Dec. 1

Evening presentation will explore the evolution of science and how research conduct has made a significant impact on the world around us

Francis L. Macrina is the elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and will speak at the University Dec. 1

Francis L. Macrina

Francis L. Macrina is the elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and will speak at the University Dec. 1

For years scientific and ethically conducted research has had an immense impact on the world around us. Francis L. Macrina, the elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, is partnering up with the University of Nevada, Reno's Research and Innovation division to discuss the importance of research conduct.

The presentation will take place Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Molecular Medicine, Room 111.

Macrina is the author of over 120 publications, including the widely known textbook on research ethics, Scientific Integrity. In 2014 the fourth edition of Scientific Integrity was published. His scholarly interests consist of behavioral and teaching education research within scientific conduct.

"Dr. Macrina is a leading, international voice on the topic of ethics and integrity in science and research," said Mridul Gautam, vice president of research and innovation. "It is an honor to have him join us to explore many of the important and current issues related to research conduct."

Macrina has won both MERIT and Research Career Development awards. He has served on various boards, such as the editorial boards of the Journal of Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. In 2014, Macrina was appointed to a four-year term of service on the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. The board is a federal advisory committee that addresses biosecurity and dual-use research of concern.

He is a frequent guest at various colleges and universities where he lectures on responsible conduct of research courses. Macrina is the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Edward Myers Professor of Dentistry Virginia Commonwealth University.

In addition to the public presentation in the evening, Macrina's Dec. 1 visit to the University campus also includes a lunch presentation geared toward graduate student and post-doctoral fellows. This session is from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union, room 323. For a reservation, visit the Eventbrite website.

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