Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist To Visit UT

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Dr. Stanley Cohen, Nobel Prize-winner and research pioneer in cell growth, will speak March 27 at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

His talk is set for 3:30 p.m in M307 Walters Life Sciences Building. Cohen is one of 13 guest lecturers invited to speak at weekly seminars sponsored by the UT biochemistry department.

“The main reason for bringing these speakers is to give graduate students exposure to leaders in the world of science that they may not otherwise get,” said Dan Roberts, UT assistant professor in biochemistry and a seminar organizer.

Cohen, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, pioneered research in the area of growth factors and the control of cell division — important to the study of cancer and other diseases. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1986.

The public is invited. For more information, contact Dan Roberts at 974-4070.

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