Progress in Understanding ALS Disease MechanismsProgress in Understanding ALS Disease Mechanismshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/232732KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2013-04-22T14:30:002013-04-22T16:00:00
April 22, 2:30PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
A talk by Thomas Maniatis
Thomas Maniatis is the Isidore Edelman Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University College of Medicine.
Maniatis is one of the pioneers of modern molecular biology, having led the development of recombinant DNA methods and their application to the study of the mechanisms of gene regulation. He coauthored the definitive laboratory manual on genetic engineering, the Molecular Cloning Manual, along with Joe Sambrook and Ed Fritsch in 1982.
Dr. Maniatis’ research has led to major advances in understanding the mechanisms of gene expression at the level of RNA transcription and splicing. His research contributions have been acknowledged by membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and by numerous awards, including, the Eli Lilly Research Award in Microbiology and Immunology, the Novartis Drew Award in Biomedical Research, the Richard Lounsbery Award for Biology and Medicine, and the Scientific Achievement Award of the American Medical Association.
After receiving his B.A. and M.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his PhD in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Maniatis did postdoctoral studies at Harvard and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England. He subsequently spent 30 years in teaching and research at Harvard University, where he served as chairman of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dr. Maniatis recently moved to his current position at the Columbia University Medical Center.
Sponsored by the Department of Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Haverford College in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program.
Tea at 2:15PM
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