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Oxford Professor Discusses Alzheimer's Disease

3/13/2008 —

Dr. David Dressler, a lecturer on Biochemistry at Oxford University, will address the campus community with his talk, Toward the Conquest of Alzheimer's Disease. The lecture will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, in the Atrium of Penn State Lehigh Valley in Fogelsville.  

Dr. Dressler is a researcher and author in the field of molecular biology, with current interest in Alzheimer’s Disease. He is the originator of the major undergraduate course in molecular biology at Harvard College, and a recipient of the Camille and Henry Drefus Award and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Upon completing his Ph.D. thesis at Harvard in 1970 on the mechanism of DNA replication, Dr. Dressler joined the university’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His research in molecular biology led to a series of scientific papers on DNA replication, DNA recombination, and the structure of viral chromosomes.

The lecture is open to the public and free of charge.

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