•  
  •  
 

Eukaryon

Class Year

2008

Keywords

forum discussion, Prion diseases, Parkinson’s disease, alpha-synuclein, protein misfolding, yeast

Abstract

In the spring semester of 2007, the honor of the 21st Annual Volwiler Lecture was given to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor of biology and investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Susan Lindquist. She is a distinguished scientist in the field of biomedical research. Her study is on protein folding, a basic and essential function carried out by living cells. Interestingly, her research overlaps with studies on evolution, neurological diseases, and cancer, all of which impact society greatly.

Disclaimer

Eukaryon is published by students at Lake Forest College, who are solely responsible for its content. The views expressed in Eukaryon do not necessarily reflect those of the College. Articles published within Eukaryon should not be cited in bibliographies. Material contained herein should be treated as personal communication and should be cited as such only with the consent of the author.