"Ethnobotany and the Search for New ALS & Alzheimer's Drugs in Island Villages" on April 10
SUNY Ulster Hosts "Ethnobotany and the Search for New ALS & Alzheimer's Drugs in Island Villages" on April 10
Presented by Dr. Paul Alan Cox as Part of the Elizabeth Gross Lecture Series
March 27, 2018 - Stone Ridge, NY - On April 10, SUNY Ulster will be hosting "Ethnobotany and the Search for New ALS & Alzheimer's Drugs in Island Villages," a lecture by ethnobotanist Dr. Paul Alan Cox. The lecture will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall 203. The lecture is presented as part of the Elizabeth Gross Lecture Series sponsored by the Ulster Garden Club and the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Paul Alan Cox received his doctorate from Harvard University, where he twice was awarded the Bowdoin Prize, a feat earlier achieved by Ralph Waldo Emerson. He received the Goldman Environmental Prize and was named by TIME Magazine as one of 11 "Heroes of Medicine." As one of the world's leading ethnobotanists, Dr. Cox has lived in small, remote villages around the world searching for new medicines. His foundation, Seacology, has set aside over 1.5 million acres of rain forest and coral reef in 56 countries around the world. He has published over 200 scientific papers, served as Director of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii and Florida, and is currently the Director of the Brain Chemistry Labs in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His research there is focused on finding new treatments for ALS and Alzheimer's disease.
The Elizabeth Gross Lecture Series is the annual horticultural series presenting expert lecturers in the fields of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, forestry, city planning, land management, botany, conservation and environmental studies. It is made possible through a bequest received by the Ulster Garden Club from long-time member and Kingston resident, Elizabeth Gross. In turn, the Ulster Garden Club made a charitable gift to the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. to establish the lecture series in her honor.
The Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that provides enhanced educational and cultural opportunities at SUNY Ulster. Fundraising initiatives support scholarships, arts and culture, technology and innovation in academic programs. For more information on this event, call the Foundation office at (845) 687-5283.