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New Distinguished Alumnus speaks on ‘academic adventure’
October 1, 2004

Molecular biologist John N. Abelson will be honored this month as Washington State University’s 34th recipient of the WSU Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award. A 1960 WSU physics graduate, Abelson will be presented with the award, the highest honor granted to WSU alumni, during the regents’ meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in Lighty 405. Abelson is a pioneer in determining how the information in DNA is translated into the language of proteins. He is co-founder of a company that developed one of the first three drugs that slashed the death rate among AIDS patients in the mid 1990s.Abelson is Beadle emeritus professor at Cal … » More …