The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will host the annual Don Fox Lecture on Sunday, October 14. The lecture will honor 1980 KSC chemistry graduate Dr. Brian B. Masek who earned his Ph.D. in 1987 from the California Institute of Technology. From 1986-2001, he worked for the Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, Del., where he was Associate Director of Physical Sciences. His scholarly expertise lies in computational and structural chemistry as applied to drug discovery and development. His work has produced eleven professional publications and five patents. This summer he and his family will be relocating to the Midwest.

The customary banquet by invitation and the public lecture will be held on the evening of Sunday, October 14. A social at 5:30 p.m. will be followed by the banquet at 6 p.m. and a lecture, “Perspective on New Technology in the Pharmaceutical Industry.”

On Monday, October 15, Dr. Masek will present organic chemistry classroom presentations open to UNK faculty and students in Bruner Hall room 204 at 8 a.m. and room 402 at 11:15 a.m.