A Nobel laureate whose discoveries have advanced treatments for heart disease and impotence will deliver a keynote public address at Oregon State University (OSU) this summer, part of the Linus Pauling Institute’s biennial conference on vitamins, minerals and natural products and their effects on human health.
Registration is open to hear the presentation by Louis Ignarro, who earned the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 and is best known for his work with nitric oxide.
Ignarro’s discoveries regarding nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system made possible new medications for heart patients and men who experience impotence.
The three-day conference, to be held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on OSU’s Corvallis campus, features scientific presentations on dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals and plant-derived compounds, and the role of reduction-oxidation signaling in diseases like cancer and neurodegeneration.
This year’s event, the Linus Pauling Institute’s 10thInternational Conference, takes place as a joint effort with the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine.
Ignarro, a Brooklyn, NY-born son of Italian immigrants, studied chemistry and pharmacology at Columbia University and earned a doctorate at the University of Minnesota. He has been on the faculty of UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) since 1985.
Ignarro’s keynote lecture, “The Road to Stockholm – A Nobel Mission,” is scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, the final day of the conference, at Oregon State’s LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26thSt., Corvallis. The presentation is free but those wishing to attend must register online to reserve their seats.
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