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Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Seminar: John E. Straub

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On Thursday, November 10, 2011, John E. Straub from Boston University will present a public lecture, “When Protein Folding Goes Wrong: Probing the Origins of Amyloid Disease” at 6:00 p.m. in 110 Wartik Building. The seminar is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program. Will Noid, assistant professor of chemistry, and Mark Maroncelli, professor of chemistry, are hosting the seminar for the Penn State Department of Chemistry.
10 November 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
110 Wartik Building, Penn State University Park
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Straub is a leading expert in the fundamental processes of protein energy transfer, signaling, folding, misfolding, and aggregation that underlie both cellular function and disease. After receiving his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1987,
Straub continued his research at Harvard University as an NIH postdoctoral fellow. He joined the faculty at Boston University in 1990 where he is currently professor and chair of the chemistry department.

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Its mission is to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, to recognize academic excellence, and to foster freedom of thought and expression. The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program makes available a dozen distinguished scholars who visit colleges and universities with chapters of Phi Beta Kappa each year. They spend two days on each campus, meeting informally with students and faculty members, taking part in classroom discussions, and giving a public lecture.

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