Nobel Prize recipient for Physiology or Medicine to visit Marshall today

Günter Blobel, M.D., Ph.D., recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, will visit the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Wednesday, Nov. 14. He will speak to members of the university community at 2 p.m. in the Harless Auditorium of the Marshall University Medical Center.

Dr. Blobel is recognized the world over for his research discovery that proteins have built-in signals that direct their movement in cells. His work has shed light on diseases such as cystic fibrosis and kidney stones, which have been linked to errors in the signal and transport systems.

Although the event is not open to the public, members of the university community are welcome.