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Vanderbilt’s Richard O’Brien to give annual Department of Biomedical Sciences Nordlie Lecture on April 24

For its annual Robert C. Nordlie Lecture, to be held from noon to 1 p.m. on April 24, the SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences is hosting Richard O’Brien, Ph.D., professor in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.

Dr. O’Brien’s lecture, “The continuing impact of Dr. Robert C. Nordlie on Glucose-6-Phosphatase research,” will take place in SMHS Room W203.

A Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Robert C. Nordlie (1930-2015) was the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences first James J. Hill Research Professor. His 38-year career in the former Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology included serving as its chair from 1983 to 2000. His internationally renowned research on glucose-6-phosphatase and its role in blood glucose homeostasis resulted in hundreds of research papers and reviews, and numerous invitations to speak in the United States and abroad. Dr. Nordlie was a highly respected teacher who received numerous awards for teaching and research throughout his career.

Everyone is welcome!