The recipient of Villanova University’s 2015 Mendel Medal, Nobel Prize-winning Biochemist Brian Kobilka, MD – holder of the Helene Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology at Stanford University – will deliver the annual Mendel Medal Lecture on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m., in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center. Dr. Kobilka was selected in recognition of his groundbreaking work on G-protein-coupled receptors in the human body, the structures through which cells sense and respond to chemical signals in the human body. read more
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, was featured on NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 23, as part of the program's national coverage of Pope Francis' visit to the United States. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Father Donohue was part of a segment about “Why Pope Francis is the Rock Star Pontiff.” Several Villanova students were also interviewed for the piece. read more
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