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HPU Hosts Biology Professor From Reed College

03.24.2009

HPU Hosts Biology Professor From Reed College
 
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 23, 2009 – Dr. David Dalton, biology professor at Reed College, will present a special lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Congdon Hall Room 206 on April 10 at High Point University. The lecture is open to the public.
 
Dalton will present “Biochemistry and Physiology of Antioxidants: How to Live Forever and Fix Nitrogen, Too.” The lecture will cover oxygen, which Dalton says presents a “fundamental paradox in biology.”
 
“The energetics of aerobic respiration are highly favorable and have allowed for the evolution of all higher forms of life – both plant and animal,” Dalton explains. “However, the common form of oxygen – O2 – is potentially a highly toxic compound that is ultimately destructive to most biomolecules. … We will also examine in detail how one particular process in plants – nitrogen fixation – is particularly vulnerable to oxidative damage and how nitrogen-fixing plants employ a range of defense strategies in order to function optimally.”
 
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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