Please join us at the 19th Putcha Venkateswarlu Annual Memorial Lecture at Alabama A&M University. Nobel Laureate Dr. Jack Szostak will speak on “The Origin of Cellular Life” on Dec. 2 at 3pm in the Dawson Auditorium on the AAMU campus. For more details, see the attached flyer.

Nobel Laureate Jack W. Szostak, Professor of Genetics, of Harvard Medical School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, received the 2009 Nobel Prize Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Carol W. Greider “for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.” He was co-recipient of the 2006 Albert Lasker Basic Medicine Research Award, 1994 National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology, and 1997 Sigrist Prize, awarded the 2000 Medal of the Genetics Society of America and 2008 H.P. Heineken Prize in Biophysics & Biochemistry, 2011 Harold Urey Medal, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and American Philosophical Society, and a Fellow of the NY Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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