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Yale Alumni Association Presents: Professor Thomas Pollard Talk in Pasadena

You and your guest are invited to a reception for Yale alumni featuring a talk by Thomas Pollard, Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Dean of the Graduate School:

"How cells work at the molecular level and why it matters to your health"

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 
6:30 - 8:30 PM 
Dean Pollard's talk will begin at 7:30 PM and can be enjoyed by scientists and non-scientists alike.

The Athenaeum on the Caltech campus 
551 South Hill Avenue
Pasadena, California

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres

RSVP by March 5 to jessica.rostow@yale.edu or 203-432-1949

Complimentary valet parking service at the Athenaeum

Tom Pollard was born in Pasadena, California, and graduated from Pomona College in 1964 with honors in Chemistry and Zoology. At Harvard Medical School he began a lifetime of research on the molecular basis of cellular movements. As a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Salk Institute and Yale, his research group has focused on the molecular basis of cellular motility and cytokinesis. In addition to research and teaching, Pollard chaired his departments at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and Yale and served as President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He came to Yale in 2001 and is now Sterling Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale. Pollard served as president of two scientific societies and in leadership positions at the National Academy of Sciences.

Pollard's honors include the Canada Gairdner International Award, E.B. Wilson Award from the American Society for Cell Biology and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine.

Event Information
Wednesday, Mar 12 2014 at 6:30pm [ iCal ]
The Anthenaeum
551 South Hill Ave
Pasadena, CA

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