The Dean’s Colloquium series celebrates scientists who began in science but have outstanding accomplishments outside scientific research. On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Dean of Science will welcome Paul Schimmel back to campus to give the School of Science Dean’s Colloquium titled, “What Was Learned from the Academic Life and the Darwinian World of Biotechnology."
Paul Schimmel is the Earnest and Jean Hahn Professor at The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute. Schimmel earned his PhD in biology at MIT in 1966 and was formerly the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Department of Biology at MIT. Having a longstanding interest in the applications of basic biomedical research to human health, Schimmel holds numerous patents and is a co-founder or founding director of several biotechnology companies. There will be an introduction given by Phillip A. Sharp, MIT Institute Professor and 1993 Nobel Laureate.
Please refer to the MIT events calendar for additional information: http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=13683685