March 14, 2014
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
UC San Diego is pleased to join San Diego State University, University of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University in hosting the 2014 Kyoto Prize Symposium again this year. As part of the symposium, recipients of the Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest private award for global achievement, will present lectures that are free and open to the public.
One of the world's most distinguished evolutionary biologists and recipient of the 2013 Kyoto Prize in “Basic Sciences,” Masatoshi Nei, Ph.D., will speak at UC San Diego from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, in the Price Center West Ballroom. Dr. Nei will discuss his remarkable journey to making groundbreaking discoveries in evolutionary biology and population genetics.
Dr. Nei will meet attendees and students at a reception following the talk, including high school students—many from underserved areas of the region—who will be introduced to the campus and the possibility of a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
For more information and to register for the free lecture, please visit http://www.kyotoprizeusa.com