Nobel Prize winner Dr. Prusiner to speak on campus Thursday

December 11, 2012

Image with caption: Stanley Prusiner, M.D.

Stanley Prusiner, M.D.

Stanley Prusiner, M.D., the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997 for his prion research, will present a lecture, "Brain Injuries: Soldiers, Football Players, and Alzheimer's Victims" at noon Thursday in the Durham Research Center Auditorium.

Lunch will be provided to the first 200 attendees.

Dr. Prusiner is director and professor of the Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco.

His research helped explain the cause of "mad cow disease" and its human equivalent, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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