Symposium on Hypothalamic Factors - 90th Birthday of Roger Guillemin at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, CA)
To celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr Roger Guillemin, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, CA), will be hosting on Monday, January 13th 2014 a symposium “Hypothalamic Factors : A Trove for Novel Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications”.
Dr Roger Guillemin, who receivedthe 1977 Nobel Prize in Medicine (along with Andrew V. Schally and Rosalyn Yalow) for the discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain, is one of the founders of the field or neuroendocrinology. His work brought to light a new class of substances, called neuropeptides, shown to be important in the regulation of growth, development, reproduction and responses to stress. His work also led to the understanding of multiple diseases including thyroid diseases, juvenile diabetes, infertility and many others.
As a tribute to this great scientist, the Salk Institute will receive several renowned scientists who will present recent advances in the field of endocrinology. The presentations will be followed by a reception.