The Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology hosted the 4th Annual Vladimir Zelman, MD, PhD, Distinguished and Endowed Lectureship on April 17, featuring a lecture by 2013 Nobel Laureate Arieh Warshel, professor of chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Warshel presented his lecture, “Computer Simulations of Biological Functions,” to a packed audience at Aresty Auditorium and described his scientific journey to bridge the disciplines of molecular and quantum chemistry in a manner then undiscovered.

His work and that of his collaborators opened the door to today’s increasingly complex silica experiments that unlock the actions of enzymes and help define muscle contraction.

The lecture was endowed by the Guilford and Diane Glazer Foundation earlier this month.