The University of Prince Edward Island and the Canada-US Fulbright Program this week introduced Steven Casper as the university’s inaugural Fulbright Visiting Chair in Biomedical Sciences.
 
During his stay at UPEI, Casper, who is currently director of the master of bioscience program at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, Calif., will investigate whether public policy can successfully create biotechnology clusters in Prince Edward Island. He will begin his appointment in April 2009.
 

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