Growing Up In East Germany

Dr. Thomas Werner, associate professor, biological sciences, will be presenting his story about growing up in East Germany and living a political double life in a socialist country. You will learn what it was like for him to have a personal spy who tried to send his parents to prison, and how his home country dropped out of existence overnight.

Refreshments will be served!

After the Berlin wall fell, Thomas studied Biology in Jena, Germany, and then moved to Umeå, Sweden, where he did his PhD in cell and molecular biology. He moved to Madison, Wisconsin as a postdoctoral fellow studying the evolution and development of color patterns in fruit flies. Thomas is now a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Tech. He lives in Houghton with his wife Megan, daughter Natalia, and sons Oliver and Oscar

Wednesday, April 10 at 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm

Walker Arts and Humanities Center, 120A
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

Event Type

Academics, Lectures/Seminars, Cultural

Target Audience

General Public

Subscribing Departments ?
Humanities, Biological Sciences
Host ?

Modern Languages

Contact Name

Karin Schlenker

Contact Email

kbschlen@mtu.edu

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