Advances in biomedical research are the subjects of Rocky Mountain Laboratories' latest "community outreach" presentation in Hamilton. Dr. Nadia Rosenthal, a molecular biologist who is scientific director of the Jackson Laboratory in Maine, will travel to Hamilton to present a free public lecture May 4th at the Hamilton High School Performing Arts Center. Her talk in entitled "Waiting for Low Tide: Revelations from the Forefront of Genomic Medicine." The subject, geared toward a general audience, will include study of regenerative medicine - how the immune system can improve tissue repair, including the heart. The free public program starts at 7 p.m.

Dr. Rosenthal earned a doctorate in biochemistry at Harvard Medical School and has worked at the European Molecular Biology Lab in Rome, is a founding director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute in Melbourne, Australia and holds a Chair at the Cardiovascular Science at Imperial College of London. Her research includes mammalian molecular genetics, the biology of aging and regenerative projects including skeletal muscles and heart disease.

Rosenthal is quoted in a Rocky Mountain Labs news release, " As scientists, we have learned how to look below the surface of inquiry, waiting for the moment when we can see clearly what is revealed by the receding 'tides.' Biomedical research has become a booming area of science. as principals uncovered by recent technological advances in human genetics are being applied to improve health and treat disease."

Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton is part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.