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The 2009 Kritzler Lecture: “How to Win a Nobel Prize”

Donald J. Abraham, Ph.D., will give the 2009 Kritzler Lecture on Wednesday April 15th at 7 PM in Meyer 107. The talk is entitled "How to Win a Nobel Prize." This lecture will open the door to understanding the nature, personality, work, personal lives, and the influence of the discoveries for the good of our world of several Nobel Prize winning scientists that the speaker has known and worked closely with throughout his own distinguished career. Take home messages from these experiences are offered especially for young students that may help them live exciting and productive professional lives regardless of the fields they enter. All members of the Ada community are invited to attend this lecture.

About the speaker: Dr. Don Abraham is the Alfred and Francis Burger Emeritus Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, and Emeritus Director of the Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery at Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Abraham received his BS degree in Chemistry (Penn State), MS in Chemistry (Marshall) and Ph.D. (Purdue) and Post Doctoral studies with Professor Alfred Burger (U. Virginia). Abraham was chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry for 20 years at the University of Pittsburgh and 15 years at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Abraham also serves as the 2009 Past-Chair of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.

About the Kritzler Lecture Series: The Kritzler Lectureship in Chemistry was established in 1996 as a means of highlighting fundamental new developments in the science of chemistry and biochemistry. Speakers are selected annually on the basis of distinguished contributions to chemical sciences and outstanding communication skills in the interpretation of their work for the public. The objective of the Kritzler Lectures is to afford students access to major new developments in chemistry presented by a scientist recognized as a masterful communicator of ideas. The Kritzler Lectureship is hosted by the Ohio Northern University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.