The New Embryology: Molecules Regulating Animal Forms


The New Embryology: Molecules Regulating Animal Forms


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(This information was taken from the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series Program 1985-1986).

A Nobel laureate, Dr. Edelman is Vincent Astor Distinguished Professor at the Hospital of Rockefeller University. He received the Ph.D from the Rockefeller Institute, where he was a practicing physician from 1957 to 1960 and has held a teaching position thenceforward. Dr. Edelman is currently chairman of the advisory board of the Basel Institute of Immunology as well as serving on boards for the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Salk Institute of Biological Studies the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Jackson' Lab. In 1972 he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research into the chemical structure of antibodies. He has also received numerous honorary degrees as well as the Regents Medal of Excellence from New York State, the Buchman Memorial Award from the California Institute of Technology, the Eli Lilly Award, and the Albert Einstein Memorial Award, among others.

His Work: Dr. Edelman's present research activities have centered on studies of cell-cell interactions during embryonic development and of cell adhesion molecules and their role in embryonic induction; studies of the molecular genetics of connectional defects in the nervous system; analysis of the control of cell division cycles and of D A replication in eukaryotic cells; development of cell fractionation procedures; analysis of the three-drmens10nal structure and sequence of proteins central to the immune response; and theoretical work on the organization of higher brain functions and on the construction of non-von Neumann machines and recognition automata.

His Lecture: March 8, 1986: "The New Embryology: Molecules Regulating Animal Forms"



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March 8, 1986

The New Embryology: Molecules Regulating Animal Forms