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18th Putcha Venkateswarlu Annual Memorial Lecture

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Green Fluorescent Protein: Lighting Up Life

Alabama A&M University will be hosting the 18th Putcha Venkateswarlu Annual Memorial Lecture with Guest of Honor Dr. Martin Chalfie, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University.

The lecture shall occur on Friday, November 20th, 2015, at 3:00 pm in the Dawson Auditorium, Cooperative Extension Building, followed by a Reception at 5:00 pm in the Clyde Foster Multipurpose Room, College of Business and Public Affairs, both on the AAMU campus. 

Professor  Martin Chalfie received the 2008 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Osamu Shimomura and Roger Tsien for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP. In 2012, Dr. Chalfie also shared the first Golden Goose Award given by a coalition of science organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) with the co-discoverers of GFP. The GFP gene can be introduced as a part of an organism’s DNA. This has opened up new areas of research in medicine and for bio-imaging of proteins. Dr. Chalfie is a University Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, a fellow of the AAAS, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.


See here for more information about this exciting seminar.

For details call:

Dr. Anup Sharma (256-372-8102),

Sheral Carter (256-372-5305), or

Jerome Saintjones (256-372-4863)


Posted by David Newsome on November 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM