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The Gene: An Intimate History

  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)
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Pulitzer-Prize winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee will speak at St. Paul’s about his latest book, The Gene: An Intimate History, on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary.

The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code of instructions that makes and defines humans, that governs our form, function, and fate, and determines the future of our children.

The Gene recently was selected for the NIH Big Read by The NIH Library and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences. Mukherjee was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for his The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.

A cancer physician and researcher, Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center. A Rhodes Scholar, he is a graduate of Stanford University, University of Oxford, and Harvard Medical School. For more about him and his publications, please see

To purchase tickets, please go to or visit Brazos Bookstore at 2421 Bissonnet.

Earlier Event: April 30
Retirement Reception
Later Event: May 7
End-of-Life Planning Workshop