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Loss Lecture Features Renowned Chemist

March 29, 2017

The 2017 Loss Science Lecture Series at St. John Fisher College will feature renowned chemist Dr. Ronald H. Kluger. His lecture, “Hemoglobin + Chemistry = A Substitute for Red Cells in Transfusions,” will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, in Basil 135 and is free and open to the public.

The annual Loss Science Lecture will explore chemically-modified hemoglobin as a red cell replacement in blood transfusions.

Kluger, a professor of organic and biological chemistry at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, will discuss the research his team conducts around the site-specific modification of proteins and enzymes by designed organic compounds, including the development of methods to chemically modify hemoglobin for red cell replacements in blood transfusions.

A prolific researcher, Kluger has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers for academic publications including the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, and Biochemistry, among others. Throughout his career, he has been given numerous awards, and in 2006, was given the CIC Medal, the highest honor given by the Chemical Institute of Canada. Kluger received his bachelor’s degree from Colombia University and doctoral degree from Harvard University.

An annual event at the College, the Robert and Janice Loss Science Lecture Series was established in 2003 to promote the study of the sciences among high school and college students.