Go hear a Nobel Prize winner at UMD

Your chances in life to hear a Nobel Prize winner speak in person most likely are limited.

The Eh? Desk suggests you take advantage of listening to UMD alumnus Brian Kobilka on Friday at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Kobilka, who along with Robert Lefkowitz won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, speaks at 3:15 p.m. Friday in the Chemistry Building, Room 200. Enter through the Darland Administration building and follow the signs.

Kobilka won the prize for his studies on how cells in our bodies sense their environments — studies that are important for developing better drugs.

The lecture, “Structural insights into G protein coupled receptor signaling,” is followed by a 4:30 p.m. reception in the Swenson Science Building atrium.