Nobel Laureate Dr. Craig C. Mello is coming to Wellesley Free Library on Thursday, April 14 at 7pm to deliver a talk called “A Worm’s Tale: Secrets of Evolution and Immortality.”
Mello, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Dr. Andrew Fire of Stanford University were awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work relating to RNA interference. The result is a revolution in molecular genetics that promises to help unlock the secrets of life, and to speed the discovery of new medicines.
Mello’s talk will describe how organisms use these remarkable mechanisms of RNAi to program gene expression, and how scientists and physicians are learning to use them as tools.
This program, which is free and open to the public, is part of Wellesley’s Evening-and-Weekend Lecture Series sponsored by the Council on Aging in partnership with the Library.