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Biochemistry & Cell Biology Seminar
Start Date: 2/26/2015Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 2/26/2015

Event Description:

Speaker: Craig A. Townsend, Professor, The Johns Hopkins University

Lecture Title: Biosynthesis of β-Lactam Antibiotics and the Force of Convergent Evolution

Professor Townsend's research interests are in the chemistry of natural products and the interface of organic chemistry, biology and medicine: synthetic, stereochemical and mechanistic studies of principal biosynthetic enzymes and their engineering for synthetic ends; chemoenzymatic synthesis; enzymology and molecular biology of polyketides and beta-lactam antibiotics; drug design and the clinical applications of fatty acid synthesis inhibition in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases, and targets of lipid metabolism for metaboic diseases and obesity.

Hosted by MCB/BSB Students. Sponsored by MCSB Training Program Grant.
Location Information:
West Campus - Hilton Garden Inn  (View Map)
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Room: Marburger Room

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