Nobel Laureates featured in symposium in honor of new research center at NYU School of Medicine

May 19, 2006

WHAT:
Distinguished scientists--including Nobel Laureate David Baltimore, Ph.D., President of California Institute of Technology; Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard, Ph.D., the Vincent Astor Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at The Rockefeller University; and Eric S. Lander, Ph.D., Director of the Broad Institute of MIR and Harvard--will give lectures at a scientific symposium in honor of new Smilow Research Center at NYU School of Medicine.

WHEN:
May 24th Wednesday, 1:30 - 5:30 PM

WHERE:
Farkas Auditorium at NYU School of Medicine at 550 First Avenue (bet. 30th and 33rd Street)

WHY:
The symposium is being held in honor of the opening of the new Smilow Research Center, the largest and most dramatic addition to midtown Manhattan's eastern skyline. The official dedication ceremony is taking place on May 25th at the new center located at 30th Street and the FDR Drive. With more than 230,000 square feet of laboratory space, the Smilow Research Center is designed to enhance the interdisciplinary pursuit of translational medicine, which seeks to shorten the journey from laboratory bench to the patient's bedside by fostering collaboration and synergy among researchers that, in turn, accelerate the development of new treatments. The labs are separated by neither walls nor doors, promoting interaction and the sharing of equipment and ideas.

COMPLETE SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:
May 24, 2006, 1:30 p.m. (All lectures will last approximately 30 minutes)

David Baltimore, Ph.D.
President, California Institute of Technology
NF-kB--How can it be so multi-functional?

Ira Mellman, Ph.D.
Chairman and Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Sterling Professor of Cell Biology and Immunology, Yale University School of Medicine
A cell biologist views the immune response.

Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
Sterling Professor of Genetics, Internal Medicine, and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Yale University School of Medicine Genetics, Genomics, and the Future of Medicine

Eric S. Lander, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Beyond the Human Genome Project

Hidde L. Ploegh, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Host Pathogen Interactions: Cell Biology and (Bio)Chemistry

Paul Greengard, Ph.D.
Vincent Astor Professor; Head, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University
Signal transduction pathways used by therapeutic agents and drugs
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Note: Additional details regarding the new center as well as photographs are available upon request.

NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

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