Gladstone Lloyd "Holly" Smith Distinguished Lecture
DAVID BALTIMORE, PHD
Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology
“Roles of MicroRNAs in Immune Functions”
Wednesday, November 20
Robert W. Mahley Auditorium
1650 Owens Street
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David Baltimore is President Emeritus and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology.
Dr. Baltimore is an accomplished researcher, educator, administrator and public advocate for science and engineering and is considered one of the world’s most influential biologists. He received his BA in Chemistry from Swarthmore College in 1960 and a PhD in 1964 from Rockefeller University. Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1975 in Physiology or Medicine for his research into viral replication that provided the key to understanding the life cycle of retroviruses, Dr. Baltimore has profoundly influenced national science policy on such issues as recombinant DNA research and the AIDS epidemic.
His numerous honors include the1999 National Medal of Science and 2000 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize. Dr. Baltimore is Director of the Joint Center for Translational Medicine, a collaborative effort joining Caltech and UCLA in a program translating basic science discoveries into clinical realities. He is past-President and Chair of the American Association of the Advancement of Science and has published more than 670 peer-reviewed articles.