Lecture: International Studies of Pre-term Birth

Jeff Murray will present on March 3rd on the challenges and rewards of studying the genetic and environmental causes of birth defects and pre-term birth. His presentation will emphasize how programs develop and the importance of international collaborations in addressing these major causes of infant death worldwide. Murray is a professor of neonatology and genetics, and professor of biological sciences, dentistry, and epidemiology at the University of Iowa. Several Cornell students have completed research in Dr. Murray’s lab, including Xinrui Zeng, Courtenay Behrens, Julia Tanguay, and Allie Jagielo.