Montana State University

Nov. 20 lecture to look at origin, development of a disease

November 13, 2009 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- Dr. David Stephens, vice president for research at the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center at Emory University, will present a lecture on "Pathogenesis of Neisseria Meningitidis: A Story of Jekyll and Hyde" on Friday, Nov. 20, at Montana State University.

The lecture, which is open to the public, will start at 1:10 p.m. in room 346 of the Leon Johnson Hall Annex. A reception will follow in the Cotner-Morris Conference Room (110 Lewis Hall).

Stephens is professor of microbiology and immunology in the School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. He has led the development of successful programs in infectious diseases and microbial pathogenesis, and has been a major contributor to the creation and development of the Emory Vaccine Center and the Emory Center for AIDS Research. He is principal investigator for Atlanta's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), a multi-institutional research and clinical trials partnership funded this year by a five-year, $31 million National Institutes of Health grant.

Stephens' lecture is presented by the Department of Microbiology with support from the Hilleman Foundation and the Kopriva Science Seminar Series. For more information, contact the Department of Microbiology at (406) 994-2903.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or