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BYU forum July 15 to focus on innate immunity

Chemistry professor Paul Savage will speak at a Brigham Young University campus forum Tuesday, July 15, at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium.

He will discuss “Winning the War Against an Innumerable Army: Protection Through Innate Immunity.” The public is welcome to attend.

The forum will be presented live on BYU Television, KBYU-TV, KBYU-FM and at byubroadcasting.org. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Savage has been a member of the BYU faculty since 1995 and now serves as a professor and associate chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. His research focuses on membrane active antibiotics and special killer T cells that influence the body’s immunity to disease. He has authored or co-authored more than 90 science publications.

He received the BYU Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award, the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Technology Transfer Award.

Savage has a bachelor’s degree from BYU, a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin and did postdoctoral research at Ohio State University.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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