A Life in Science

A Life in Science: Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn in conversation with UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann

Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., UCSF Chancellor; Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

On October 5, 2009, UCSF molecular biologist Blackburn learned that she had received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for her co-discovery of an enzyme that plays a key role in aging and cancer. Join us as Blackburn discusses her life in science. We encourage both scientists and non-scientists to come hear Blackburn's reflections on an unfettered childhood, skirting the "safe" scientific projects, the benefits of not listening to naysayers, and the difference between good and bad stress.

MLFs: Health & Medicine/Science & Technology
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $8 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Chisako Ress
Also know: In association with UCSF