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College Hosts Nobel Laureate Dr. Randy Schekman for Spring 2017 Buffmire Lecture

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A passion for micro-organisms started at a young age for Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman, PhD. Dr. Schekman is a professor of cell and developmental biology at the University of California, Berkeley and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2013 for his "discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells." The College was honored to host him for the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine, where he presented “Genetic Rush Hour: How the proteins of our cells follow traffic signs in normal and genetic diseases.”

You can watch the full presentation here.

This special presentation is a combined effort between the Buffmire Lecture Series, sponsored by the Flinn Foundation and the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Dean’s 50th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series.

Thank you to the Flinn Foundation for supporting the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine.