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Nobel Laureate Eric Wieschaus to Speak at CSULB on April 19

Published: April 2, 2010

The 32nd Nobel Laureate Lecture at CSULB will feature Eric F. Wieschaus, co-recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, on Monday, April 19.

He will present a general lecture from 11 a.m.-noon and a technical lecture from 4-5 p.m., both in the University Student Union Ballrooms.

Wieschaus, along with Edward B. Lewis of the California Institute of Technology and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany, were recognized “for their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development.”

Wieschaus is a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and received his doctorate from Yale University. His research focuses on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a study model for how genes affect cell growth in developing embryos and has implications for understanding developmental abnormalities and cancer.

The programs are free to the public and are co-sponsored by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Student Council and Dean’s Office; CSULB Office of the President; and CSULB Associated Students Inc.

For additional information, contact Linda Sherwood in Student Life and Development at 562/985-2716.

–Anne Ambrose

Nobel Laureate
Eric Wieschaus