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Elisabeth Elder Lecture

Released: 01/15/2008

This year's first Coffee and Culture Lecture sponsored by Friends of the Bolton Library at LSU at Alexandria will feature Dr. Elisabeth Elder discussing Antibiotic Resistance: Existence, Development and Consequences. Elder, a professor of biology who holds the Huie Dellmon Trust Endowed Professorship in Science, will speak about how resistance spreads between organisms and its health implications.

The lecture will be held at the Alexandria Museum of Art on Jan 24. It is free and open to the public. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the one-hour presentation will start at 6:30 p.m.

"Antibiotic resistance is a hot topic, and it's a major concern among medical scientists and the general public. I believe anyone with even a casual interest in this subject will benefit from attending," said Elder.

Elder's ongoing research involves sampling and studying bacteria collected in LSUA's oxidation pond.