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You'll Never Guess What Offspring's Dexter Has Been Up To

In what could be described as completely unexpected, comes this news from The Offspring’s Dexter Holland.

While the band is currently on tour and recording some new tunes, Holland announced that he has graduated from the University of Southern California with his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology.

He has also published his dissertation, “Discovery of Mature MicroRNASequences within the Protein-Coding Regions of Global HIV-1 Genomes: Predictions of Novel Mechanisms for Viral Infection and Pathogenicity.”

His research focused on HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Holland said he is interested in virology and wanted to contribute to helping the worldwide epidemic.

“My research is not meant to be a cure or even an immediate step toward a cure, but I believe that by adding to the vast amount of information that we’ve learned about HIV in the last 30 years or so, we’ll get there,” Holland said.

“Toward that end, I’m going to continue to do research, and you’ll probably see some of my research papers get published here and there over the next few years.”

One to squirrel away for your next trivia night.


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