UCLA Global Forum and Dinner in Edinburgh with Professor Randy Schekman

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

About the UCLA Global Forum and Dinner in Edinburgh with Professor Randy Schekman

The UCLA Global Forum presented a private dinner with Professor Randy Schekman, UCLA Alumnus ('71) and recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Professor Schekman was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discoveries on how the cell organizes its molecular transport system. This science research serves to better inform our understanding of neurological and immunological disorders

At this special dinner, Professor Schekman shared insights into his current research on cellular mechanisms and how they inform our understanding of human disease. Professor Schekman also discussed how this research can help us fight some of society's most pervasive diseases, such as mestastic cancer and Alzheimer's disease. 

A UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) Scotland alumnus who studied at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Schekman's talk launched UCLA's International Education Week in the UK. Professor Schekman is the recipient of the UCEAP 2016 Linda Duttenhaver Distinguished Alumni Award.

About Randy Schekman

Randy Schekman is the seventh UCLA alumnus to become a Nobel laureate. He is a longtime UC Berkeley professor, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and editor-in-chief at eLife, an open-access science journal.

A detailed personal biography can be accessed via the Nobel Prize website.

Hotel du Vin Edinburgh
11 Bristo Place
Edinburgh, EH1 1EZ Scotland
Tel: +44 0 131 285 1479

Questions? Please contact Jodi Anderson, Senior Director of UCLA Alumni Outreach and Development, Europe.

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