APRIL 29, 2009
Media Contact: Anirvan Ghosh
We are pleased to announce that Roger Tsien will give the 2009 Kuffler Lectures. The Kuffler Lectureship recognizes the contributions of a senior neuroscientist who has had a major impact on the field. The development of fluorescent calcium indicators by Tsien was a transforming contribution to neurobiology and revolutionized the study of calcium signaling in neurons and other cells. His later work with GFP variants had an equally broad impact and continues to evolve. Roger Tsien received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 for his contributions.
The lectures will be held on April 29th and 30th, at 4:00 pm, at Skaggs auditorium, and are free and open to the public. The Kuffler lectures are sponsored by the Neurobiology Section of the Division of Biology and the Neurosciences Graduate Program.