Contact: Ellen Sterner
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650

April 3, 2002

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER TO SPEAK AT SMU APRIL 18

DALLAS (SMU) -- John Walker, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1997, will speak at SMU on Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m. The lecture will be held in Room 110 of the Dedman Life Sciences Building.

Walker will discuss proteomic studies of mitochondria, including an enzyme known as Complex 1, NADH dehydrogenase, that plays a fundamental role in metabolism.

Walker currently is director of the Medical Research Council's Dunn Human Nutrition Unit in Cambridge, England. His work focuses on combining traditional methods of studying nutrition with molecular, cellular and genetic approaches to study the fundamental bases of nutritional processes in man.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences and the SMU chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society. A reception will be held after the lecture.

For more information on the lecture, call the Department of Biological Sciences at 214-768-2730.


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