Nobel Laureate Thomas Südhof to Speak at Geisel

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The Stanford professor will deliver the Inaugural Munck-Pfefferkorn Prize Lecture.

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Thomas Südhof, the Avram Goldstein Professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford University, will give the inaugural Munck-Pfefferkorn Prize Lecture on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. in Auditorium H of the Williamson Translational Research Building. In 2013, Dr. Südhof, James E. Rothman, and Randy W. Schekman were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.”

The endowed Munck-Pfefferkorn Prize is named in honor of two luminaries from Dartmouth’s medical school: Elmer Pfefferkorn, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and the late Allan Munck, Emeritus Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology. Both are regarded as outstanding scientists, teachers, and mentors who inspired new generations of researchers and physicians.

Donations from many protégés enabled the creation of the annual Munck-Pfefferkorn Prize Lecture, which invites one highly acclaimed scientist each year to lecture at the Geisel School of Medicine. Additionally, the guest lecturer is invited to name a junior scientist, anywhere in the world, to receive a $2,500 unrestricted grant to help support research or travel to a scientific meeting.

“We are especially pleased to welcome Dr. Südhof, who is a world renowned scientist, as well as a dedicated and devoted mentor to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows,” says Hermes Yeh, the William W. Brown Professor in the Department of Molecular and Systems Biology at Geisel.

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