In his May 12th Academy Talk in Madison, renowned biochemist and Wisconsin Academy Fellow Hector DeLuca will discuss the profound application of vitamin D in medicine, including new treatments in the areas of immunity and autoimmunity.
"Vitamin D: A Pharmaceutical Fountain," with Hector DeLuca
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art lecture hall
221 State Street • Madison, WI 53703
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
DeLuca will share insight from a career devoted to the research of vitamin D and physiological events linked to the function of this vitamin. Among the most important research activities in his laboratory has been the synthesis of tissue-specific analogs of vitamin D for the treatment of diseases. DeLuca's group has produced eight pharmaceuticals that are used for the treatment of diseases, including osteoporosis, vitamin D-resistant rickets, and bone diseases linked to kidney failure.
Free to the public with advance registration, this special talk is presented by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.
If you have any questions or want to modify your registration, please e-mail Aaron Fai, Wisconsin Academy project coordinator, or call 608-263-1692 x14.