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An Evening With Stephen Lippard

February 28, 2019 AT 5:00 pm

From developing platinum-based anticancer drugs to mentoring students, Dr. Stephen Lippard has played a role in many groundbreaking moments in chemistry.

On February 28, 2019, the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation will host An Evening With Stephen Lippard at Haverford College. Dr. Lippard is the Arthur Amos Noyes Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at MIT, whose work focuses on the role of metals in biological systems. He is best known for his work on the anti-cancer drug cisplatin, which contains platinum and is a first-line therapy for many cancers. His foundational work on platinum-based anticancer drugs has paved the way for other researchers working to develop cancer treatments. Dr. Lippard’s work has also helped advance cleaner fuel technologies, and shed light on the role of metal ions in signaling processes in the brain.

Within the chemistry community, Dr. Lippard is famous for the superb mentorship he provides his students, many of whom now have groundbreaking careers of their own in the field.

Dr. Stephen Lippard is an alumnus of Haverford College, where he says his love of chemistry took root. He will be interviewed by fellow Haverford alumnus Ted W. Love the CEO of Global Blood Therapeutics.


This event will be broadcast live on Youtube and Facebook, and the full event video will be available on the NSTMF website afterward. Webcast audiences are encouraged to participate in the conversation using #AnEveningWith.

The event will be free and open to the public with priority given to Haverford students and faculty.