Peter S. Kim - Stanford University
Thursday, November 8
4:10 to 5:30pm in McPherson Lab 1000
Preventing Diseases with Vaccines
5:30 to 7:00pm in CBEC Lobby
Undergraduate Poster Session
Friday, November 9
11:30 to 12:30pm in 1008 Evans Lab
Viral Membrane Fusion and its Inhibition
Peter S. Kim is the Virginia & D.K. Ludwig Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University and an Institute Scholar of Stanford ChEM-H. He is also Lead Investigator of the Infectious Disease Initiative at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. He was President of Merck Research Laboratories from 2003 to 2013. During his tenure, Merck gained approval of more than 20 new medicines and vaccines, including JANUVIA, GARDASIL, ISENTRESS and ZOSTAVAX. Earlier, he was Professor of Biology at MIT, Member of the Whitehead Institute and an HHMI Investigator. Dr. Kim is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
The Devon Walter Meek Lectures
The Devon Walter Meek was born in Kentucky in 1936. He earned his bachelor's degree from Berea College in Kentucky in 1958, and master's and doctoral degrees in chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1960 and 1961, respectively. He joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department at The Ohio State University in 1961. After 27 years of dedicated service, Professor Meek retired on November 1, 1988, having also served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1977 to 1981 and from 1986 until his retirement. Dr. Meek passed away on December 7, 1988, at age 52.
Dr. Meek's research included studies of transition metal complexes, homogeneous catalysis and activation as well as stabilization of small molecules by transition metal complexes of polyphosphine ligands.
The Devon W. Meek Industrial Lectureship began in 1989. Faculty of the Chemistry Department choose a distinguished chemist who has impacted industry, who gives two lectures, one typically on a scientific topic of current social relevance. Also, as part of the Meek Lecture, undergraduate researchers in the Chemistry Department present their research to the faculty, staff, students and invited guests.
This Lectureship is designed to be an ongoing tribute to Dr. Meek's distinguished career of research, teaching, and service. It especially recognizes his untiring efforts to establish industrial/academic ties and to encourage students to pursue careers in chemistry.
2017- Dennis Liotta
2016 - Jim McGuire
2014 - Jay Keasling
2013 - Ray Goodrich
2012 - James Stevens
2011 - John Kozarich
2010 - Mark Hampden-Smith
2009 - William Nugent
2008 - Jeffrey Bricker
2007 - Allison Campbell
2006 - Duane Burnett
2005 - Carl F. Kohrt