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
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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