N.C. A&T COST to Host Nobel Laureate for Lecture Series

By Jordan Howse / 11/02/2020 College of Science and Technology

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 2, 2020) – As part of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University College of Science and Technology (COST) Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Nobel Laureate Peter Agre, M.D., Ph.D., will present his lecture, “Science in the Time of COVID-19” via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m.

Agre shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003 for discovering aquaporins, a family of water channel proteins found throughout nature and responsible for numerous physiological processes and implicated in multiple human clinical disorders.

He is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and oversees field research in rural Zambia, Zimbabwe and DR Congo. This event is free and open to the public via the Zoom link.

In addition to his lecture, Agre will lead private sessions with COST students, faculty and researchers throughout the day.

Agre studied chemistry at Augsburg College (B.A. 1970) and medicine at Johns Hopkins (M.D. 1974). He completed Medical Residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland and Oncology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The COST Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series was created to share with students, faculty and researchers the academic and real-world insight of prominent scholars who have excelled in their given STEM fields. The Lecture Series aims to highlight North Carolina A&T’s bright students and research as well as establish connections outside the university.

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