Speaker: Loren Williams, Director, Center for the Origin Of Life, and Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Host: Bill Cochran
Title: What does Biochemistry tell us about Habitability?
Biography: Loren Williams received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Washington, where he worked in the laboratory of Martin Gouterman. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Duke University, where he worked the laboratory of Barbara Shaw. He was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard, and an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT with Alexander Rich. He is currently a Professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech. Loren received an NSF CAREER Award in 1995. He was Director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute funded RiboEvo Center from 2008 to 2015. Loren is currently a Co-Lead of the Prebiotic Chemistry and Early Earth Environment Consortium (PCE3 a NASA Research Coordination Network) and is Director of the NASA-funded Center for the Origin of Life (COOL).