Renowned cancer researcher Samuel J. Danishefsky, Centennial Professor of chemistry at Columbia University, will deliver the 2013 Catherine H. Bone Lecture. Danishefsky will present his lecture, “Biologics by Chemical Synthesis,” on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in Stark Learning Center 101. The event is free.
Danishefsky, who also also serves as the Kettering Chair of Bioorganic Chemistry at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, is regarded as one of the world’s leading chemists in cancer research. He is a leader in the field of organic synthesis, with particular emphasis in carbohydrate chemistry. He has introduced the most complex carbohydrate based anti-tumor vaccines ever brought to clinical trial.
Nominated multiple times for the Nobel Prize, Danishefsky is the recipient of numerous awards, including multiple recognitions from the American Chemical Society and the French Pharmaceutical Society. He earned his doctorate at Harvard University and then spent 14 years at Yale University, where he rose to the rank of Sterling Professor of Chemistry.
For more information about the Catherine H. Bone Lecture, call 570-408-4306.