The Departments of Chemistry and Biology in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program sponsor a talk by Richard Ebright, Rutgers UniversityThe Departments of Chemistry and Biology in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program sponsor a talk by Richard Ebright, Rutgers Universityhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/213712KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2012-09-21T16:15:002012-09-21T18:00:00
September 21,2012 4:15PM–6:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
"Structural Basis of Transcription Initiation"
Richard H. Ebright, Ph.D., is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratory Director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, and Professor II (Distinguished Professor) of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University. He directs a laboratory of approximately fifteen postdoctoral associates and graduate students and serves as Principal Investigator on three National Institutes of Health research grants ("Bacterial Transcription Complexes," "Small-Molecule Inhibitors of Bacterial RNA Polymerase," and "Therapeutics for Drug-Resistant Bacteria").
His research focusses on the structure, mechanism, and regulation of bacterial transcription complexes, and on the development of inhibitors of bacterial transcription as antituberculosis agents and broad-spectrum antibacterial agents. His research employs tools of structural biology, biophysics, and drug discovery.
He received his A.B. (Biology, summa cum laude) and Ph.D. (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) degrees from Harvard University. He performed graduate research at Harvard and the Institut Pasteur and was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows. He has received the Searle Scholar Award, the Walter J. Johnson Prize, the Schering-Plough Award of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Waksman Award of the Theobold Smith Society. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Microbiology, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
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