News Release: School of Medicine

Jan. 7,  2011

Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien to Speak at McCormick Lecture

PLEASE NOTE: This lecture has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

4th Annual Donald B. McCormick Lecture
Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine

Roger Y. Tsien, PhD, Nobel Laureate 2008, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Professor of Pharmacology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

“Breeding and Building Molecules to Spy on Cells and Disease Processes”

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, 4 to 5 p.m., reception following

Auditorium, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building, Emory University, 1440 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322. Map and directions.

Dr. Roger Y. Tsien was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP. His lecture will focus on his laboratory’s development of novel biological molecular probes with application in diverse areas from fundamental studies of cellular structural biology to cancer treatment and fluorescence-guided surgery.

Free and open to Emory faculty, staff and students, and to the public. For more information, call 404-727-5960, or email Erica Caplan at

The annual McCormick Lectureship honors the former chair of the Emory Department of Biochemistry, Donald B. McCormick, PhD. The lectureship honors outstanding research in biochemistry and molecular biology.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service.

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