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Drake lecture to explore implications of Parkinson’s Disease

CONTACT: Tory Olson. 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Jonathan A. Doorn, assistant professor of medicinal and natural products chemistry at the University of Iowa, will present a lecture Friday, March 5, at Drake University.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at noon in room 206 of Olin Hall, 1344 27th St.

The lecture is titled “Protein Modification via a Reactive Intermediate of Dopamine Catabolism: Implications of Parkinson’s Disease.” It is presented as part of the Drake University Science Collaborative Institute (DUSCI) Colloquium Series.

Doorn has served on the University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy faculty since 2004 and received a Teacher of the Year Award in 2007. He has won first place honors for presentations and papers from the Society of Toxicology and the Department of Pharmacy Sciences at the University of Colorado.

In 2002, he received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Doorn holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.

For more information and a schedule of upcoming events, visit the DUSCI Web site at www.drake.edu/dusci.