Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 8:00 PM
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom
From Nobel Prize-winning cardiologist turned legendary scientist Robert Lefkowitz comes rollicking memoir that revels in the joy of science and discovery, written in conjunction with Emory University Professor Randy Hall.
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta welcomes the author for a discussion of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm: The Adrenaline-Fueled Adventures of an Accidental Scientist,”with CNN journalist Holly Firfer on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 8 PM (EST).
This program is presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium.
Tickets options are as follows:
-Admit one for $6 (does not include a copy of the book); or
-Admit one for $36 (includes a copy of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm.” Price covers shipping.)
All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.
About the Book
Like Richard Feynman in the field of physics, Dr. Robert Lefkowitz is known for being a larger-than-life character: a not-immodest, often self-deprecating, always-entertaining raconteur. Indeed, when he received the Nobel Prize, the press corps in Sweden covered him intensively, describing him as “the happiest Laureate.”
Dr. Lefkowitz describes being a “yellow beret” in the public health corps with Dr. Anthony Fauci, his time as a cardiologist, and his extraordinary transition to biochemistry which would lead to his Nobel Prize win, all while igniting passion and curiosity as a fabled mentor and teacher throughout his career. In addition to working as a cardiologist, Dr. Lefkowitz is also a cardiac patient himself, and has a strong personal connection to his research. But it’s all in a day’s work, as Lefkowitz reveals in ”A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm,” which is filled to the brim with anecdotes and energy and gives us a glimpse into the life of one of today’s leading scientists.
About the Author
Robert J. Lefkowitz is a Nobel-Prize-winning scientist (Chemistry, 2012) who is best known for showing how adrenaline works via stimulation of specific receptors. He was trained at Columbia, the National Institutes of Health and Harvard before joining the faculty at Duke University in 1973. In addition to being a researcher, Dr. Lefkowitz is a cardiologist as well as a cardiac patient.