DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES - The Coming of Age of de novo Protein Design

Fri, Feb 9 4:00pm
California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium
Speaker Professor David Baker
Hosted by
UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series, which is be a department-wide colloquium in a special week with no other seminars! The lecture will target students, faculty, friends, and alumni and will be followed by a reception.

About the speaker

David Baker
Henrietta and Aubrey Davis Endowed Professorship in Biochemistry
Director, Institute for Protein Design
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Washington

Professor David Baker is a biochemist and computational biologist whose research focuses on the prediction and design of macromolecular structures and functions. He is the director of the Rosetta Commons, a consortium of labs and researchers that develop the Rosetta biomolecular structure prediction and design program, which has been extended to the distributed computing project Rosetta@Home and the online computer game Foldit. He received his PH.D. in biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and did postdoctoral work in biophysics at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Baker has received numerous awards in recognition of his work, including the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, the Sackler International Prize in Biophysics, the Overton Prize from the International Society of Computational Biology, and the Feynman Prize from the Foresight Institute. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Sciences.


Please direct any questions about the event to Penny Jennings, penny@chem.ucla.edu, 310-825-9809.