Nobel Laureate Presents Keynote Lecture

Nobel Laureate Günter Blobel, MD, PhD, known for his pioneering research in cell biology, was the keynote speaker at the recent Tenth Annual Dr. Nina Poretsky and Ruvim Poretsky Memorial Lecture at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

Dr. Blobel, the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor at The Rockefeller University, presented “Getting Into and Out of the Nucleus” during the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Department of Medicine’s Grand Rounds in Podell Auditorium. In 1999, Dr. Blobel received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery that proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell.

The annual Poretsky Memorial Lecture is supported by the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Department of Medicine. It was created by Leonid Poretsky, MD, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Director of the Friedman Diabetes Institute at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in honor of his late parents.

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