Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology/Medicine on Campus on March 8

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Dr. Paul Nurse, PhD, a Nobel Prize winner and president of Rockefeller University, will speak to the Baruch College Bio-Med Society on Thursday, March 8. Nurse won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2001 for his work on the cell cycle.  He is an eminent cancer researcher who was formerly the chief executive of Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest cancer research center outside of the U.S.

Nurse, also known as Sir Paul (he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II), will speak on “The Great Ideas of Biology,” in 17 Lexington Ave., Room 4 South at 1 pm. The event is open to all interested Baruch students and faculty members.

This talk is part of the Natural Sciences Seminar series which sponsors weekly lectures on a wide variety of scientific topics. According to Dr. Emil Gernert, Professor of Biology at Baruch, the Bio-Med Society is composed of students planning careers in health care, including medicine, dentistry, and physical and occupational therapy. The society has more than 100 members. Nurse was invited to Baruch by Mary Zhitnikova (’07), president of the Bio-Med Society.