Cheltenham Alumnus Presents “How to Win a Nobel Prize”
Cheltenham High School alumnus Dr. Michael Brown, regental professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and 1985 Nobel Prize laureate, will present “How to Win a Nobel Prize” in the Arcadia University Great Room on May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
In his presentation, Dr. Brown will discuss his work with his scientific partner, Dr. Joseph Goldstein and the importance of mentorship, which led the physicists to receive the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1985.
Drs. Brown and Goldstein were awarded the Nobel Prize for their work concerning the regulation of cholesterol metabolism. In 1971, they discovered the low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor, which controls the level of cholesterol in blood and in cells. Additionally, for their work, Drs. Brown and Goldstein also received the U.S. National Medal of Science in 1988.
Dr. Brown is an honorary degree recipient at Arcadia’s 2019 Commencement ceremonies, where he’ll receive an Honorary Doctor of Science and address undergraduates and their families on May 17.