City of Science: Demystifying Drug Discoveries - Michael Brown in Conversation with Kevin Gardner
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Open to the Public
Nobel Prize winner Michael Brown, whose research on cholesterol led to statins, discusses the forces at play in the drug development process, with Professor Kevin Gardner.
A video will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.
Renowned physician-scientist Michael Brown (1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared with Joseph Goldstein) reveals firsthand insight into the process of discovering new drugs. Describing his own research on how our bodies sense cholesterol, which led to the development of statin drugs, Brown discusses how the seed of an idea in the laboratory develops into a widely available life-saving drug. What forces are at play during this process, how do they impact the relationship between science and medicine, and how might we enable future discoveries that benefit society?
Brown, who is the Paul J. Thomas Professor of Molecular Genetics and director of the Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics at UT Southwestern Medical School, speaks with Kevin Gardner, director of the Structural Biology Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center at the CUNY Graduate Center and Einstein Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center.