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Health Sciences Special Lecture: Fatricide: Murder by Fat
Start Date: 8/2/2013Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 8/2/2013

Event Description:

Speaker: Michael Brown, MD, The WA (Monty) Moncrief Distinguished Chair in Cholesterol and Arteriosclerosis Research, Regental Professor and Paul J. Thomas Chair in Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Brown and his long-time colleague Dr. Joseph L. Goldstein discovered the low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor, which controls the level of cholesterol in blood and in cells. They showed that mutations in this receptor cause familial hypercholesterolemia, a disorder found in one of every 500 individuals worldwide that leads to premature heart disease. This discovery has led to development of the statins, one of the most frequently prescribed classes of medications in the developed world. Dr. Brown has been one of the foremost advocates of the critical role that physician-scientists serve in advancing human health and helping us understand the origins and treatment of human disease. Dr. Brown has received many awards for his work, including the US National Medal of Science and the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology.

Lecture is designed for physicians, scientists and physician-scientists with reception to follow.
Location Information:
East Campus - Health Sciences Tower  (View Map)
Nicolls Road and Health Sciences Drive Intersection
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 444-4000
Room: Level 2, Lecture Hall 4

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