Nobel Prize Recipient Peter Agre, M.D., to Speak at Moravian
Peter Agre, MD., winner of a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will visit Moravian to speak about "The Joys and Tears of a Life in Medical Science." The program will be attended by Moravian alumni working in the medical field, as well as faculty members and students from the College and other LVIAC institutions (Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges). The public is also welcome to attend; admission is free.
Dr. Agre is president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nation’s largest scientific organization. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003 for his discovery of aquaporins, proteins in the cell membrane that regulate the flow of water. He currently serves as the director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, where his research focuses on the structural and functional characterization of aquaporins in relation to malaria.
Agre is a sought-after speaker on the topics of science in politics and the state of American scientific knowledge. Read his inspiring autobiography on the Nobel Prize website. View his lively discussion of these topics while having fun on The Colbert Report.
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