This year's Smith Lecturer is Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University. He will present "Chemistry in the Service of Human Health." Chemistry plays a key role in keeping us healthy. Some aspects of this are obvious, such as the making of drugs to fight disease or the purifying of water for drinking, but other aspects are much more subtle. This talk will describe two current research projects in Zare's laboratory related to human health: (1) the making of better blood collection tubes and (2) the use of cell-imprinted polymer films to capture and identify bacteria.
His visit is hosted by the Chemistry Department and the Public Lectures Committee.
Chambers Lilly Family Gallery
Filar, Kay H