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James E. Rothman, Ph.D.

Sterling Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Chemistry, Chair of Cell Biology and Director of the Nanobiology Institute at Yale University
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. | Music Recital Hall

Dr. Rothman has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his work on vesicle trafficking and membrane fusion, including the King Faisal International Prize for Science (1996), the Gairdner Foundation International Award (1996), the Lounsbery Award of the National Academy of Sciences (1997), the Heineken Foundation Prize of the Netherlands Academy of Sciences (2000), the Louisa Gross Horwitz prize of Columbia University (2002), the Lasker Basic Science Award (2002), the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience (2010), the Massry Prize (2010), the EB. Wilson Medal (2010) and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2013). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (1993) and its Institute of Medicine (1995), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1994).

Dr. Rothman’s current research concerns the biophysics of membrane fusion and its regulation in exocytosis; the dynamics of the Golgi apparatus at super-resolution; and the use of bio-inspired design in nanotechnology.

Dr. Rothman is a dynamic speaker whose groundbreaking research and his important insights on the history and future of cell biology will provide exciting topics for discussion across campus, and particularly with Santa Clara's biology, chemistry, and public health departments.