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MEDIA ADVISORY: Robert Resnick Lecture

Sept. 10, 2014
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805

A physicist with path breaking research in materials science and in the development of quantitative models for biological systems will deliver the annual Robert Resnick Lecture at Johns Hopkins University.

Rob Phillips, a professor of biophysics and biology at the California Institute of Technology will present Random Walks in Physical Biology.

Phillips began his research career working in materials science with seminal work on the effect of crystalline defects on the properties of solids. He then moved into biophysics, and has made important contributions to the quantitative description of processes such as gene transcription and regulation, DNA mechanics and membrane proteins. He is widely known for his book, Physical Biology of the Cell, which has become essential reading for biophysics students.

WHAT:  The lecture honors Johns Hopkins alumnus Robert Resnick, a renowned physics educator. The event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Sept. 18

WHERE: Schafler Auditorium in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21218.



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