Nobel Prize winner Stanley Prusiner headlines 2013 Research Appreciation Day
UNT Health Science Center will host its 21st annual Research Appreciation Day (RAD) on Friday, April 12, in the Medical Education and Training Building.
RAD is an institutional tradition encompassing medicine, public health and basic science in a program in which students, faculty and staff share their research efforts with the campus community and the public. RAD encourages the development of joint research projects and increases the community’s awareness of the outstanding quality and range of research conducted at UNT Health Science Center.
Poster and oral presentation competitions for students, postdoctoral fellows and residents will be evaluated by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded to the winners at an awards ceremony on Friday afternoon.
This year’s keynote speaker is Stanley Prusiner, MD, 1997 Nobel Prize winner and Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at University of California, San Francisco. Prusiner discovered prions, infectious, self-reproducing pathogens composed of protein and received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1994.
Prusiner earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also studied glutaminases in E. coli at the National Institutes of Health.
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