"Molecular Motors: How to Study Smart, Soft NanoMachines"
Speaker: Yale E. Goldman, MD, PhD, Professor of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Former Director, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Dr. Yale E. Goldman is a Biophysicist and Physiologist known for his development of novel biophysical techniques and their application to mechanistic studies of muscle contraction, non-muscle molecular motors and protein synthesis. Goldman was born in Philadelphia. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, M.D. and Physiology Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975 and was Post-Doctoral Fellow at University College London, UK. He joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology at the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, in 1980, and has secondary appointments in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He is Professor of Physiology, former Director of the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, and Associate Director of the Nano/Bio Interface Center. He was President of the Biophysical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Goldman will present two lectures in this series.