Understanding biological factories to fuel drug discovery: Front Row lecture with Jamie Williamson, PhD
Every organism depends on its ability to make cellular proteins from the core set of genetic blueprints—a process carried out in the cell by ancient biological factories. However, when this building process goes awry, various types of disease can take hold. In this opening lecture of the season, Scripps Research professor and regular Front Row host Jamie Williamson unveils his lab’s unprecedented exploration of these protein-building machines and the secrets they hold in maintaining cellular health. His cutting-edge research is evolving our view of molecular engineering and uncovering new drug targets for bacterial infections and cancer.
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