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Authority on oil biodegradation to speak Wednesday

Dr. Terry Hazen, a leading authority on oil biodegradation will deliver a free seminar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, in the Caylor Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL).

The presentation will be the third in the biennial Grimes Distinguished Lecturer Series. A reception in GCRL’s dining hall will immediately follow the evening program.

Hazen is distinguished scientist and professor in remediation sciences, and co-director of the Virtual Institute for Microbial Stress and Survival at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory managed by the University of California. Additionally, he is head of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.