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Gregory A. Petsko, Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medical College

Gregory Petsko is the Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, and Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Emeritus, at Brandeis University.  His research interests center on protein three-dimensional structure and its relationship to biological function.  Most recently, he has focused on developing methods to treat age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s (ALS) diseases. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and is past president of both the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Cofounder of the journal Protein Engineering, he currently writes a monthly column on science and society, the first ten years of which have recently appeared in book form.
September 8-19, October 6-7, 13-14, November 3-14, 2014; February 9-10, March 2-20, 2015.

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