Running concurrently with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit “From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry” at the Central Park Campus Library, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney, Collin College will host two expert lectures in October.

The NLM exhibit explores some of the processes, potential and problems inherent in technologies that use microorganisms for health and commercial purposes and illustrates the history of the dynamic relationship among microbes, medicine, technology and industry.

Held at the Central Park Campus LA115, next month’s expert lectures will run as follows:

  • “History of Whiskey” with Professor Frank Mayhew

    Monday, Oct. 6, noon to 1 p.m.

  • "Antibiotics and Vaccines:  From Humble Beginnings to Their Present Day Controversy" with Professor Robert Brown

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

“From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry” will be on display through Thursday, Nov. 6.

For more information, email Lisa Huang at or visit


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