December 22, 2014

The Irvin Isenberg Endowed Lecture: Jané Kondev, Brandeis University, “Action at a Distance in the Yeast Nucleus”

Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/26/2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location
Lillie Auditorium

The Irvin Isenberg Endowed Lecture
“Action at a Distance in the Yeast Nucleus”
Jané Kondev, Brandeis University
July 26, Lillie Auditorium, 9:00 AM

About the Irvin Isenberg Endowed Lecture

The Irvin Isenberg Memorial Lectureship was established in memory of Dr. Isenberg, whose distinguished career as a biophysicist began at the Marine Biological Laboratory.  In 1950, Dr. Isenberg completed his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Pennsylvania and later developed an interest in biophysics while serving as a lecturer at the University of Chicago. In 1957, Dr. Isenberg and his family moved to Woods Hole, where he joined Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi in his Institute for Muscle Research. Together they studied charge transfer reactions and free radicals using one of the early electron spin resonance instruments available in the United States. Dr. Isenberg also conducted research on fluorescence and phosphorescence of DNA before leaving the MBL in 1965 to become Professor of Biophysics and Biochemistry at Oregon State University. There he developed his primary research interest in the structure and function of histones.  The Isenberg family returned to Woods Hole every summer to rejoin beloved friends and to remain active participants in the scientific life of the community. Dr. Isenberg devoted his life to science and is remembered for instilling a strong sense of intellectual curiosity and integrity in the pursuit of scientific truth among his students. Today, we celebrate Dr. Isenberg’s legacy by dedicating this lecture in his honor.