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Watson Lecture - The Chemistry of Everything: Uncovering New Treatments in the Natural World

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Beckman Auditorium
Hosea Nelson (PhD '13), Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
  • Public Event

Where do medical drugs come from? That is a great question—one that often conjures visions of both scientists in the lab and executives in the boardrooms of multibillion-dollar corporations. While both of these images may be accurate, we often overlook the most interesting place where disease treatments arise: nature. In fact, more than half of on-market drugs are derived from living organisms. In this talk, Hosea Nelson (PhD '13), professor of chemistry, will discuss his research group's effort to develop new platforms for molecular discovery using advanced methods in electron microscopy.


Evening Schedule

6 p.m. — Activities and music. Food, drinks, and books available for purchase

7 p.m. — Doors open

7:30 p.m. — Talk and Q&A

8:30 p.m. — Post-talk concessions and conversation

About the Series

For more than 100 years, the Watson Lectures have brought the wonder of Caltech research and discovery to the public.

Free and open to the public, the Watson Lecture Series offers a unique and accessible opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge science directly from Caltech's premier researchers. Come early to mingle with your neighbors over food, drink and music, as well as interactive displays related to the evening's topic. Then head inside to hear a stimulating talk and stay to ask your burning questions.

Many past Watson Lectures are available on YouTube.

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