Oliver Smithies on stem cells and gene targeting

News from SCONC:

Oliver Smithies is the Nobel-Prize winner next door. A professor at UNC for almost 20 years, Smithies got the nod from Stockholm last fall. He will give a seminar at the Friday Center on Thursday March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in a lecture hosted by the Carolinas Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association.
Along with Mario Capecchi and Martin Evans, Smithies was recognized for his research on embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals. Their work on gene targeting in mice made it possible to study individual genes in health and disease–a fundamental breakthrough that affected all fields of biomedicine. Smithies has used gene targeting to develop mouse models for diseases such as cystic fibrosis, thalassemia, hypertension and atherosclerosis. A reception at 6:00 p.m. will precede the talk. The lecture will be held in the Redbud Room of the Friday Center in Chapel Hill

One response to “Oliver Smithies on stem cells and gene targeting

  1. You forgot the most important thing – he did some work at my facility, making him “my” second Nobel prize winner : )