Leonard Warren, Professor Emeritus of Cell and Developmental Biology and Institute Professor Emeritus at Wistar will be the guest speaker.
Dr. Warren's research included studies of glycoproteins and the biochemistry of surface membranes of normal and malignant animal cells. His 1959 paper "The thiobarbituric acid assay of sialic acids" was a citation classic, cited 2656 times in the period 1961-1975.
After his retirement, Warren turned to writing science biographies. His first book, "Joseph Leidy: The Last Man Who Knew Everything", Yale University Press (1998) provides a detailed account of a leading nineteenth-century scientist who, despite being considered the founder of vertebrate paleontology and the father of parasitology, is little known today. The book, published in 1998, was winner of the Athenaeum Literary Award. Since then, Dr. Warren has published two more books and has a fourth on the way. Dr. Warren spends his summers writing at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
The luncheon is at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, in the Lenape Room of the University Club. More information.