Monday, October 15, 2007
7:00 p.m.


UC Ballroom

Watson’s the Double Helix: Fact Versus the Fictional Rosalind Franklin Lynne Osman Elkin, Professor Emeritus of Biology, California State University at Hayward.

Adelphi University is pleased to welcome Dr. Lynne Elkin, an expert in biological sciences and recognized authority on the life and work of Dr. Rosalind Franklin, who is best known for her research that led to the understanding of the structure of DNA. Dr. Elkin will deliver the Jerry March Memorial Lecture, “Watson’s the Double Helix: Fact Versus the Fictional Rosalind Franklin,” on Monday, October 15, 2007, at 7:00 PM. in
Adelphi’s Ruth S. Harley University Center Ballroom, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The lecture is open and free to the public.

Dr. Elkin taught biology at California State University at Hayward from 1971 through 2003. She is currently writing a condensed biography of Dr. Franklin, Rosalind Franklin and the Double Helix: Justice Pending, to correct any inaccurate information in the 1968 personal account of James Watson, one of the discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule.

Since 1999, Dr. Elkin has delivered more than 35 lectures in the United States and England based on her research. She has lectured at the History of Science Society, The Library of Congress, the Argonne National Laboratory, the Association for Women in Science, the American Chemical Society, and several campuses of California State University.

She wrote a prototype article for the March 2003 issue ofPhysics Today, and has appeared briefly on the PBS science and television series NOVA scienceNOW, The Secret of Photo 51.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley for her studies on chloroplast fluorescence.

Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry