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Chemical Ecologist Speaks at ESF


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - An internationally recognized scientist who is known for his pioneering research in chemical ecology will speak Wednesday, April 14, at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

Koji Nakanishi, the Centennial Professor at Columbia University, will be the keynote speaker at the college's annual Spotlight on Research symposium. His subject will be "Recent Studies in Bioorganic Chemistry." He will speak at 4:15 p.m. in Marshall Hall Auditorium.

Nakanishi is an award-winning natural products chemist, a branch of chemistry that stresses a chemical approach to solving problems in the life and health sciences. His appearance on campus will be a highlight of the annual symposium, which focuses on graduate and undergraduate research projects. Poster presentations of the students' projects will be on display 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Alumni Lounge, Marshall Hall. The students will be at their posters 2 to 4 p.m.

Nakanishi's lecture is also part of a distinguished lecturer series that marks ESF's "Year in Chemistry," a celebration tied to the opening of the college's new chemistry building. The $21.3 million state-of-the-art Edwin C. Jahn Laboratory is an environmentally safe, high-tech facility that planners say will carry the college's renowned chemistry program well into the 21st century.