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April 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stanford University’s James R. Swartz will give the 2017 Hohenschuh Lecture on April 10.
Swartz, the James H. Clark Professor for Stanford’s departments of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, will give a lecture titled, “Redesigning Iron-Sulfur Proteins to Remodel Photosynthesis” at 12:10 p.m. Monday, April 10 in the CUB Junior Ballroom on Washington State University’s Pullman campus.
A reception will precede the lecture at 11 a.m.
A National Academy of Engineering member, Swartz joined Stanford University in 1998, where he helped initiate the Department of Bioengineering. Swartz is a founder of Sutro Biopharma, Inc., dedicated to developing cell-free protein pharmaceutical technologies; of GreenLight Biosciences, a cell-free metabolic engineering company; and Bullet Biotechnology, a company developing anticancer therapeutics.
Swartz’s research seeks to reproduce and direct complex metabolism in a cell-free environment. Current applications of his research include improved vaccine architectures, new cancer diagnostics, and biological hydrogen production from sunlight and biomass.
The Hohenschuh Lecture was established by Paul Hohenschuh and his wife Marjorie Winkler in WSU’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering as a reflection of their deep interest in higher education and their strongly held belief in the empowerment that education provides for one’s life.