Published on October 14, 2019 by Sean Flynt  
Sarah Overby
Sarah Overby

Samford's Departments of World Languages and Cultures and Biological and Environmental Sciences will host Spanish language and literature alumna Sarah Overby '15 for special Homecoming week events Nov. 5-6. Overby currently is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Genetics at the Universidad de Valencia, Spain. For Samford's Biology Research Seminar Series, she will discuss her research into the molecular mechanisms behind a rare type of muscular dystrophy. The biology lecture will begin at 3 p.m. in Christenberry Planetarium (Propst Hall 140).

The World Languages and Cultures event, focused on how language skills have created opportunities for Overby, will be Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in Russell Hall 119.
 
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