Former National Academy of Sciences president to lecture at UACC Feb. 2

Bruce Alberts, PhD
Bruce Alberts, PhD

Bruce Alberts, PhD, two-term president of the National Academy of Sciences and professor emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California San Francisco, will discuss “Science and the World’s Future” Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. at The University of Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium, 1515 N. Campbell Ave.

Dr. Alberts is a prominent biochemist with a strong commitment to the improvement of science and mathematics education, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Science and as one of President Obama’s first three Science Envoys. He also is a past president of the American Society for Cell Biology.

Widely recognized for his work in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, Dr. Alberts has earned many honors and awards, including 16 honorary degrees. He currently serves on the advisory boards of more than 25 non-profit institutions.