Fisher Lecturer: Dr. Judith G. Voet

SALEM, Va.–Dr. Judith G. Voet, James H. Hammons Professor, emeritus, at Swarthmore College, will be this year’s guest lecturer in Roanoke College’s Charles H. Fisher Lecture Series Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Massengill Auditorium. The public is invited to attend at no charge. 

Voet, a nationally recognized leader in biochemistry education, will speak on "Visualization in Biochemistry Education." Over the years, biochemistry has become more and more visual in its presentation. This is a result not only of our increased understanding, but of the explosion in visualization technology. In this talk, she will review the history of visualization and demonstrate some of the different tools that are now available for both teaching and learning biochemistry through visualization.

Voet is co-author of one of the most widely adopted texts for biochemistry courses, Biochemistry (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd ed. 2004). She is co-editor-in chief of the journal Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (BAMBED), which is published by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Voet is on the steering committee for, the digital library of the ASBMB and is a member of the BiosciEdNet digital library initiative sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Voet earned her Ph.D. from Brandeis University and her B.S. from Antioch College.  Her research interests include enzyme structure and mechanism and modeling. 

The Roanoke College chemistry department established this lecture series in honor of Roanoke College alumnus Dr. Charles H. "Hap" Fisher, Class of 1928, to provide a forum for chemical, educational and related scientific topics for the chemistry and general community.  Fisher’s distinguished career has involved many different roles in industry, government and private life, including chemical pioneer, researcher, inventor, author, educator, administrator and public servant.  His record shows more than 200 publications and 72 patents, along with many national awards and professional offices. For further information, please call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office, (540) 375-2282.