The lecture, "Cell Growth Control by Protein Phosphorylation,"
will be Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Building 101 Conference
Room, T. W. Alexander drive, Research Triangle Park, N.C. The
presentation is open to public, particularly the scientific community.
Hunter and colleagues discovered in 1979 new ways in which phosphate
molecules attach to proteins. These findings helped open new avenues
in the study of cell growth and tumor development.
Cambridge educated, Hunter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of
London and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his
honors and awards include the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation
Mott Prize and the Gairdner Foundation Award. He has published
over 300 scientific and review articles and serves on the editorial
boards of several major scientific journals.
The annual Hans L. Falk Memorial Lecture Series was initiated
by scientists and friends of Dr. Falk, the first scientific director
at NIEHS, to showcase scientists who have made distinguished contributions
to environmental health sciences. Dr. Falk, 1919-1985, was the
internationally known environmental health science authority,
one of the founding members and shaping forces at NIEHS.
This is the eleventh year for the series, but the twelfth lecture,
since the series was launched with two lectures in one year. Dr.
Falk's widow, Gabrielle, and members of his family have attended
every lecture in the series.