Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Apr 1, 2013
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Katherine Splan, Chemistry, will present “Beyond CHNOPS: The essential and harmful roles of metals in biology."  Metal ions such as iron, copper, and zinc have unique chemical properties that make them essential for biological processes. However, many of these same properties also lead to the potential for toxicity, and elevated levels of metals such as iron and copper have been implicated in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. This discussion will highlight both the beneficial and detrimental roles that metal ions play in biology.  All faculty are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext. 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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