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SDM’s Carlos Hirschberg will organize a national biochemistry symposium.

SDM’s Carlos Hirschberg will organize a national biochemistry symposium.

SDM’s Carlos Hirschberg to organize national biochemistry symposium

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and The Journal of Biological Chemistry, the most cited journal in the biological sciences, recently invited Carlos B. Hirschberg, professor and chair of the Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s molecular and cell biology department, to organize a four-day symposium on “Glycobiology and Extracellular Matrix.” The symposium will take place at the organization’s centennial celebration meeting April 1 to 5, 2006, in San Francisco.

Hirschberg, whose lab studies biochemical, molecular biological, and genetic factors involved in cell growth, will present research on “The nucleotide sugar transporter/antiporter cycle in eukaryotic development and disease.” Other invited speakers include Larry Tabak, director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and John Samuelson, a SDM professor of molecular and cell biology.