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Pomona College Lectures on "Biomaterials and How They Will Change Lives" to be Held March 3-4

Robert Langer

The Pomona College Chemistry Department will present the 52nd Robbins Lecture Series titled “Biomaterials and How They Will Change Our Lives,” with guest lecturer Robert Langer, David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from March 3rd to March 4th at Seaver North Auditorium.

Langer is a renowned chemist who is celebrated for his prolific work in medicine. He is one of the 11 Institute Professors at MIT, which is the highest honor a faculty member can receive at MIT. He has published more than 1,200 essays and has 815 issued and pending patents worldwide.

He has received many awards including the United States National Medal of Science, the Charles Stark Draper Prize, considered the Nobel Prize in engineering, the Albany Medical Center Prize, the largest medical prize in the United States, the Wolf Prize for Chemistry, and the Lemelson-MIT Prize.

Fred Robbins founded the Robbins Lecture Series to invite acclaimed chemists to share their knowledge with Pomona students and to discuss their current research projects.

The first lecture, “Biomaterials and Biotechnology: From the Discovery of Angiogenesis Inhibitors for Treating Cancer to the Development of Drug Delivery Systems,” will take place on Monday, March 3, at 8 p.m.

The second lecture, “Tissue Engineering,” will take place on Tuesday, March 4, at 11 a.m.

The third lecture, “Creating and Implementing Breakthrough Technologies,” will take place on Tuesday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m.

All lectures are free and open to the public. The Seaver North Auditorium is located at 645 N. College Avenue, Claremont, California.

For more information, contact: lbell@pomona.edu.

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