Learn How to Win a Nobel Prize with Laureate Dr. Michael Brown

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm


Cheltenham High School graduate Dr. Michael Brown, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will present “How to Win a Nobel Prize.” 

Dr. Brown, regental professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and 1985 Nobel Prize laureate, will discuss the key steps that led to his success as a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1985 with his scientific partner, Dr. Joseph Goldstein. The last time he presented at Arcadia was in 2013, when he discussed his cholesterol research.

Drs. Brown and Goldstein were awarded the Nobel Prize for their work concerning the regulation of cholesterol metabolism. In 1971, they discovered the low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor, which controls the level of cholesterol in blood and in cells. Additionally, for their work, Drs. Brown and Goldstein also received the U.S. National Medal of Science in 1988.

This event is free and open to the public. A Q&A with Dr. Brown will be held after the presentation.

Dr. Brown is an honorary degree recipient at Arcadia’s 2019 Commencement ceremonies, where he’ll receive an Honorary Doctor of Science and address undergraduates and their families on May 17.

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