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Agilent Lecture Series: Dr. Randy W. Schekman


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Date: 5/7/2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive,
La Jolla, CA, 92093
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Tamika Franklin

Event Details

Agilent Technologies and the University of California, San Diego are pleased to offer the first in a series of lectures by leading researchers in diverse, cutting-edge fields of biological science. Join us as 2013 Nobel Prize winner Dr. Randy Schekman presents: Genes and Proteins That Control Secretion and Autophagy.

Dr. Schekman is a Howard Hughes investigator and professor of cell and developmental biology at UC Berkeley.

This free event is open to the public but registration is required.

Talk Overview
Traffic inside a cell is as complicated as rush hour near any metropolitan area. Drivers know how to follow the signs and roadways to reach their destinations, but how do different cellular proteins "read" molecular signposts to find their way inside or outside of a cell?

For the past three decades, Randy Schekman has been characterizing the traffic drivers that shuttle cellular proteins as they move in membrane-bound sacs, or vesicles, within a cell. His detailed elucidation of cellular travel patterns has provided fundamental knowledge about cells and has enhanced understanding of diseases that arise when bottlenecks impede some of the protein flow.

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