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National Medal of Science Researcher to Present at Presidential Distinguished Lecture Series

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: ACB 110

TTUHSC will host Bert O’Malley, M.D., a National Medal of Science honoree, at the Presidential Distinguished Lecture at 11 a.m. (CST) Oct. 22 at TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building Room 110.

This lecture is part of an ongoing series in which some of the most distinguished scientists in the country are invited to TTUHSC to present a lecture in their area of expertise.

O’Malley is currently the Tom Thompson Distinguished Service Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and in 2008 was awarded the National Medal of Science by President George W. Bush. The National Medal of Science that is the highest scientific honor in the U.S.

O’Malley, who is considered the father of molecular endocrinology, has received more than 60 awards for his scientific achievements in this field. He has pioneered many of the original and seminal observations on the characterization and function of steroid hormone receptors in the cell. His presentation is titled, “Steroid Receptor Co-activators: ‘Master Genes’ for Physiology and Pathology.”

The lecture will be TechLinked to regional campuses:

  • El Paso: 10 a.m. (MT) Room EPAEC 212
  • Abilene: 11 a.m. (CT) Room ABSOP 2601
  • Amarillo: 11 a.m. (CT) Room AMHSC 4713
  • Dallas: 11 a.m. (CT) Room DLSPSW 433
  • Odessa: 11 a.m. (CT) Room ODHSC 2C41

O’Malley’s work on molecular mechanisms of steroid receptor coactivators has great relevance to genetic and reproductive diseases, disorders of metabolism and diabetes, and cancer.

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