Nobel Prize Winner at Pacific Union College

By Amy Bauer-Heald on December 18, 2007

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Nobel Prize winner Stanley Prusiner, M.D., will present the 5th annual Breakthroughs in BioScience Lecture at Pacific Union College (PUC) on Monday, April 15, at 8 p.m. in Dauphinee Chapel.

The topic of Prusiner’s lecture is “Mad Cow Disease: Prion Biology and New Therapeutic Approaches.” Dr. Prusiner won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his pioneering research on the unusual infectious agent of this disease. He is currently a member of the department of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. Prusiner is the fourth Nobel Prize winner to speak for the Breakthroughs in BioScience series.