Molecular Recognition in Proteins

Molecular Recognition in Proteins


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(This information was taken from the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series Program 1984-1985).

Dr. Scheraga is Todd Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University, where he has taught since 1947. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Scheraga earned his Ph.D. in 1946 from Duke University. After completing his studies, Dr. Scheraga was a postdoctoral fellow of the American Chemical Society at Harvard Medical School. Subsequent research fellowships included a Guggenheim Fellowship to work at the Carlsberg Laboratory in Denmark and a Fulbright Research Scholarship for work at Weizmann Institute in Israel. He has received many awards, including the American Chemical Society's Eli Lilly Award in Biochemistry, the Fogarty Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, and an honorary Sc. D. from Duke University. Dr. Scheraga serves on a number of editorial and advisory boards for professional journals in biochemistry and physics, as well as acting as coeditor for the ongoing Molecular Biology Series from Academic Press. He is the author of the books Protein Structure, Theory of Helix Coil Transitions in Biopolymers, and over six hundred articles. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as several professional organizations, Dr. Scheraga has lectured in many countries and served as visiting professor at the Weizmann Institute and at Kyoto University in Japan.

His Work: Dr. Scheraga's research has focused on the physical chemistry of proteins and other macromolecules; on the chemistry of blood clotting; and on the structure of water and dilute aqueous solutions.

His Lecture: November 3, 1984: "Molecular Recognition in Proteins"



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November 3, 1984

Molecular Recognition in Proteins