Harvard Professor to Give Lecture at UAlbany

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Albany will present a lecture by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Richard Losick on Monday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, located on the University's Uptown Campus. The title of the lecture is "How Simple Cells Talk to Each Other." It is free and open to the public.

Losick will also make a presentation on "Asymmetric Division and Cell Fate" in the Department on Tuesday, February 6, at 4:10 p.m. in Biology 248A.

Losick is the Marie Moors Cabot Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He has served as chairman of the department of molecular and cellular biology as well as the department of cellular and developmental biology at Harvard. He is a recipient of the Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and was recently appointed as a Harvard College Professor in recognition of his contributions to undergraduate teaching.

A member of the National Academy of Sciences, his research interests include gene expression and development in microorganisms. He is co-editor of Microbial Development, RNA Polymerase, and Development in Bacteria. Losick received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sponsors for the lectures include UAlbany's Department of Biological Sciences, and the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

In 1956 the Society established the Visiting Scholar program to enable chapters to bring distinguished scholars to their campuses. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus by making possible an exchange of ideas between distinguished visiting scholars and the resident faculty and students.

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January 26, 2001


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