Chapple to give McCoy Distinguished Lecture today

November 1, 2011

Clint Chapple, head and Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, will present the annual McCoy Distinguished Lecture at 3:30 p.m. today (Nov. 1) as part of his selection as winner of the 2011 Herbert Newby McCoy Award, Purdue's most prestigious research honor.

Chapple has titled his talk "Insights from Unlikely Places: UV Protectants and Cell Wall Synthesis." The lecture, free and open to the public, will be in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. A reception will follow in the Stewart Center Gallery.

The McCoy award was established in 1964 through a bequest from Ethel Terry McCoy in memory of her husband, who was an alumnus in the College of Science. It is given to the student or faculty member at Purdue who has made the greatest contribution of the year to science, based on nomination by colleagues and selection by faculty representatives and the University's president.