Department of Chemistry


34th Annual Arthur Sweeny Jr. Lecture and Dinner

We are pleased to invite you to the 34th Annual Arthur Sweeny, Jr. Lecture and Dinner, which will be held on April 25th 2014.

Our speaker this year is Dr. Martin Chalfie who is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University. In 2008 he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Osamu Shimomura and Roger Y. Tsien for the “discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein (GFP)”. Martin Chalfie was born on January 15, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, and he is the oldest of three sons of Vivian and Eli Chalfie. He matriculated at Harvard University in 1965, intending to be a math major, but he switched to biochemistry because it combined his interests in chemistry, math, and biology.

Last modified: Apr 15, 2014

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