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Lawrence Kramer

Dr. Lawrence Kramer has had a lifelong interest in science, sparked at a young age by avidly reading science fiction. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry followed by a career as a programmer analyst for a Fortune 500 financial company. However, the lure of science was too great to resist and Larry went back to school and earned his PhD at Rutgers University where he taught genetics and published original research looking at proteins involved in allowing synapses to become stronger or weaker. He has also taught at Drew University, and currently teaches varied biology courses at Raritan Valley, a nationally recognized community college in NJ. A frequent guest at Science fiction conventions, he has spoken on topics including scientific accuracy in fiction, science education, gene testing, ethics/trends in biology, and the spread of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.