MIT model explains how the brain can learn novel tasks while still remembering what it has already learned.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Peter H. Seeberger has been selected as a Firmenich Career Development Professor of Chemistry for a five-year term. The Firmenich chair is awarded to younger, nontenured members of the chemistry department.
Dr. Seeberger joined the MIT faculty in 1998 after working as a research fellow at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. He holds the BS (1989) from the University of Erlangen-Nï¿½ï¿½rnberg and the PhD (1995) from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He won the1998 Research Award from the CAPCure Foundation for work on prostate cancer and the 1999 Award from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience for work in cancer immunology.
Dr. Seeberger's research interests include carbohydrate chemistry, vaccine development, solid support synthesis and signal transduction processes mediated by glycoconjugates. Professor Seeberger recently received funding for a project on ocular neovascularization based on combinatorial chemistry (MIT Tech Talk, March 31) and has also worked on a new technology for designing and synthesizing oligosaccharide-based drugs and materials.
A version of this article appeared in the April 14, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 26).