Start Date

22-11-2022 4:00 PM

End Date

22-11-2022 5:30 PM

Location

Knight Auditorium

Description

An innovative tale of how marine science informed medical treatment of chronic and painful neurological disease. Baldomero Olivera is a Filipino molecular biologist known for discovery of diversity and medical translation of cone snail toxins important for neuroscience. These molecules, called conotoxins, led to a breakthrough in the study of ion channels, neuromuscular synapses and chronic pain ablation. University of Philippines honored Olivera, for his research on neuropharmacology using the venom of cone snails. His saga traces a career from a young amateur snail collector in the Philippines to a world class molecular geneticist and pharmacologist. He is Distinguished Professor of the University of Utah and an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

Presentation Type

Marketing Flyer

Presenter's Webpage

https://faculty.utah.edu/u0034901-BALDOMERO_M_OLIVERA/hm/index.hml

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Reception to follow from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the DeSantis Atrium

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Nov 22nd, 4:00 PM Nov 22nd, 5:30 PM

Bio- prospecting for medicinals: Cone Snails from the Philippines Reefs.

Knight Auditorium

An innovative tale of how marine science informed medical treatment of chronic and painful neurological disease. Baldomero Olivera is a Filipino molecular biologist known for discovery of diversity and medical translation of cone snail toxins important for neuroscience. These molecules, called conotoxins, led to a breakthrough in the study of ion channels, neuromuscular synapses and chronic pain ablation. University of Philippines honored Olivera, for his research on neuropharmacology using the venom of cone snails. His saga traces a career from a young amateur snail collector in the Philippines to a world class molecular geneticist and pharmacologist. He is Distinguished Professor of the University of Utah and an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.