Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:25pm EDT —
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:25pm EDT
Dr. Robert Lefkowitz will be giving a talk entitled "The Reluctant Scientist" as the keynote speaker for this year's annual North Carolina Student Academy of Science conference.
The keynote will take place Friday, March 15 in the ETC Auditorium at 3:25 p.m.
Dr. Lefkowitz is a James B. Duke professor of medicine and professor of biochemistry and immunology who received the Nobel Prize for his study of G-protein coupled protein receptors. He and Dr. Brian Kobilka — a former postdoctoral fellow at Duke who worked under Lefkowitz — received the award for their research on these receptors that has led to major advancements in the development of prescription drugs for a variety of issues, ranging from allergies to coronary disease.
"The Reluctant Scientist" will explore Lefkowitz's journey through childhood, medicine, and science, and the lessons he learned that got him to where he is today.
This lecture is hosted by the N.C. Student Academy of Science, a state-wide science education organization for students in grades 6-12, in alliance with the North Carolina Academy of Science that provides opportunities for students to share their research through competition.