S.O.A.R. Keynote Speaker
April 29, 2021 | Virtual
Squire J. Booker is an Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University, and holds the Eberly Family Distinguished Chair in Science. He is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Booker received a BA degree with a concentration in Chemistry from Austin College (Sherman, Texas) in 1987. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under Professor JoAnne Stubbe (1994), and was supported by NSF–NATO and NIH Fellowships for postdoctoral studies in the laboratories of Dr. Daniel Mansuy (Université René Descartes, Paris, France) and Professor Perry Frey (Institute for Enzyme Research, University of Wisconsin–Madison), respectively. In 1999 he moved to The Pennsylvania State University as an independent investigator. Booker’s research is concerned with novel mechanisms and pathways for the biosynthesis of various natural products and cellular metabolites, with a particular focus on enzymes that use S-adenosylmethionine and iron-sulfur clusters to catalyze reactions via radical mechanisms.
Date/TimeApril 29, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mary Kate Donais
All are invited to attend.