Collin College will host the National Library of Medicine exhibit “From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry” from Sept. 29 to Nov. 6 at the Central Park Campus Library, 2200 W. University Dr. in McKinney.

The exhibit will be open to the public during all regular library hours.

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

Relevant lectures will run concurrently with the exhibit and are all located in Central Park Campus LA115.

Beer Milestones in Manufacturing

Presented by Professor of History Frank Mayhew

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

History of Whiskey

Presented by Professor of History Frank Mayhew

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

Antibiotics and Vaccines: From Humble Beginnings to Their Present Day Controversy

Presented by Professor of Biology Robert Brown

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

For more information, email Lisa Huang at or visit


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