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2009 Kritzler Lecture: ‘How to Win a Nobel Prize’

Apr 7, 2009
Donald Abraham, Ph.DDonald J. Abraham, Ph. D., will deliver the Ohio Northern University's 2009 Kritzler Lecture, titled "How to Win a Nobel Prize," in Meyer 107 on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m.

Abraham's lecture will open the door to understanding the nature, personality, work, personal lives and the influence of the discoveries of several Nobel Prize-winning scientists, many of whom Abraham has worked closely with throughout his career.

Abraham is the Alfred and Francis Burger emeritus professor of medicinal chemistry and biological chemistry and the emeritus director of the Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also serves as the 2009 past-chair of the division of medicinal chemistry of the American Chemical Society.

With more than 175 publications to his credit, Abraham has had a highly productive and distinguished career. He has received more than $12.5 million in extramural funding and made significant contributions in instruction, research and scholarly activity. He led the field of medicinal chemistry research in developing a novel treatment for sickle cell disease, and he founded three companies: Allos Therapeutics Inc., EduSoft LC and kSERO.

The annual Kritzler Lecture, named in honor of ONU alumnus Dr. James Kritzler, is sponsored by ONU's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The lectureship was established in 1996 as a way to afford students access to major new developments in chemistry presented by a scientist recognized as a masterful communicator of ideas.

The event is free and open to the public.
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