DNA Day was established at UNK in 2013. The annual event takes place the last Friday in April in honor of Doug Lund. Dr. Lund was a UNK professor of biology, specifically genetics and immunology, for over 37 years. He encouraged scientific inquiry and love for biology in all his students. Now retired, Lund continues to participate in the molecular biology seminar every Friday. His love for science and his students’ success was the driving force in naming DNA Day in his honor.