Nobel winner Agre directs Johns Hopkins malaria research
WHAT: The 10th Presidential Distinguished Lecture at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
WHO: Peter Agre, M.D., Nobel Laureate and director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute
WHEN: Noon Thursday, March 26
WHERE: UT Health Science Center Long Campus, Holly Auditorium, located at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229
NOTES: In 2003 Dr. Agre shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the aquaporins, a family of water channel proteins found throughout nature. Referred to as the “plumbing system for cells,” aquaporins are involved in numerous physiological processes in humans and are implicated in multiple clinical disorders including malaria.
Dr. Agre is also deeply involved in multiple global issues. As chair of the Committee on Human Rights of the National Academies, he led efforts on behalf of imprisoned scientists, engineers and health professionals worldwide.
Dr. Agre is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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