Class of 1960 Scholars Program:
With funds generously provided by the Class of 1960, the BIMO Program invites prominent researchers from other institutions to campus to present a public seminar and then to meet privately in a discussion and dinner setting with a select group of students (chosen for the calendar year to be the BIMO Class of 1960 Scholars).
Dr. Page studies mammalian sex chromosomes and their roles in germ cell development, in particular the function, structure, and evolution of the Y chromosome. The long-term objectives of his research are to explore the evolutionary and developmental origins of sexual dimorphism in the genome and germ line. See his website for more details concerning his research.
Dr. Wortis studies the question of why people become more susceptible to infection as they age. As a model, his laboratory studies a disease in which there is a dramatic increase in susceptibility in aged humans: the infection by the protozoan parasite Babesia microti, an organism that can cause a fatal anemia. See his website for more details about his research.
The BIMO Class of 1960 Scholars for 2012
Nai Chien Yeat