The UAB Research Civitan Club will host a lecture on gene replacement therapy as a means of treating diseases as part of its ongoing Science, Communication and Innovation talks. Tim Townes, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, will give the lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Townes is an internationally renowned researcher who is doing groundbreaking research in gene replacement for conditions such as sickle cell disease.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Civitan International Research Center, at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 18th Street. Parking is available at the Spain Rehabilitation Center on Sixth Avenue.