Biology and chemistry professor JoAnne Stubbe will present the 40th Annual James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award Lecture, titled "Radicals: Your Life Is In Their Hands," from 4-5:30 p.m. today, March 6, in 10-250.
Established in 1971 as a tribute to MIT's 10th president, the Killian Award recognizes extraordinary professional accomplishment by an MIT faculty member. The winner is asked to deliver a lecture in the spring term.
Stubbe, the Novartis Professor of Chemistry and Biology, has spent most of her career studying enzymes involved in nucleotide metabolism, which is central to the synthesis of DNA and RNA. Her success in unraveling the specific steps in enzymatic reactions has had profound impacts on a wide variety of fields.