Professor Randy Schekman, the renowned Nobel Prize-winning American cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley and former editor-in-chief of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, will present his talk at 11:30 a.m. at the School of Public Health-Bloomington in PH C100, the Mobley Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.
“His visit to, and presentation at, the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington is a singular honor reflecting the school’s emphasis on rigorous, reproducible, and transparent scientific public health research,” noted David B. Allison, Dean, Distinguished Professor, and Provost Professor at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington.
Dr. Schekman received the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine along with James Rothman and Thomas C. Südhof for their ground-breaking work on cell membrane vesicle trafficking.
In 2011, he became editor of eLife, a new high-profile open-access journal published by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust launched in 2012. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1992.
“Dr. Schekman’s work directly relates to a number of research projects and collaborations currently underway at the School of Public Health-Bloomington across an array of departments, making his visit and talk particularly exciting,” continued Dean Allison.
The talk by Dr. Schekman is part of the Public Health Distinguished Colloquium Speaker Series which brings national leaders to the Indiana University Bloomington campus to highlight key topics and contemporary issues in public health.
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