Elizabeth Nolan to be Speaker at UE’s Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectures

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Elizabeth Nolan, professor of chemistry at MIT, will be the speaker for the Jean Dreyfus Boissevain lectures planned at the University of Evansville this week.

On Thursday, November 10, at 12:15 p.m., Nolan will give a general science lecture titled “Humans and Microbes: Understanding How a Gut Peptide Entraps Bacterial Pathogens.” The lecture will be in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Later that day – at 4:00 p.m. - she will be giving a community outreach lecture at the Koch Family Children’s Museum.

Then on Friday, November 11, at 6:00 p.m., Nolan will be giving a talk titled, “Metals and Immunity: Bioinorganic Explorations of the Host-Defense Protein Calprotectin.” That lecture will be in Room 101, in Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

These events, which are being sponsored by UE’s Department of Chemistry, are all free and open to the public.

Nolan graduated magna cum laude from Smith College in 2000 and earned her PhD in inorganic chemistry from MIT. She pursued her post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School. She joined the Department of Chemistry at MIT in 2009. Her current research involves synergies between metal ion homeostasis and immunity. Some of Nolan’s recent awards include being selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow in 2013, and a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar in 2014.

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