Brooklyn Frontiers of Science Lecture: The Coming Epidemic of Neurodegenerative Disease and What Science is Doing About It
Professor Gregory A. Petsko, Harvard University
Lecture: 6-7pm in the Pfizer Auditorium
Refreshments: 5:30-6pm in the Dibner Foyer
The research interests of Professor Petsko bring a chemical perspective to bear on problems in biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology and human health. His primary research tools are: protein X-ray crystallography, molecular dynamics, site-directed mutagenesis and, more recently, yeast genetics. These tool are applied to diverse biochemical problems such as: the structural origins of enzyme catalytic power; the functional role of protein flexibility; the biochemistry and genetics of the quiescent state of the eukaryotic cell; using yeast as a model organism; the causes and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease and Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).
Gregory A. Petsko is currently Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Formerly he was Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Director, Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College.
Jointly sponsored by the American Chemical Society Brooklyn Subsection and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Free and open to the public