Calling all Eagles to an extraordinary NESA Luncheon! Join us on Thursday, June 9th, 2022, via zoom to hear from the 2003 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Peter Agre! Register here at, ncacbsa.org/nesa-lunches/.
Did you know that one of the fundamental processes of life is the transportation of water molecules through the surface layer of the cells that comprise organisms? Channels that allow the passage of water but not other substances are crucial for processes such as the kidney’s capacity to recover water from urine. For a long time, no one knew what these water canals looked like, but in 1990 Peter Agre succeeded in isolating a protein that he proved was the sought-after water canal. This protein is known as Aquaporin.
Today, Agre now focuses his attention on combatting malaria in the laboratory and in the field, where he oversees efforts in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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