February 17, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Jason M. Belitsky ’97, an assistant professor of chemistry at Oberlin College, will talk about “Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly of Synthetic and Bio-Molecules in Water” at 3:15 p.m.on Friday, March 3, in Merrill Lecture Room 4 at Amherst College. Belitsky’s talk, the annual Everett H. Pryde Lecture, will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

A member of the Oberlin faculty since 2005, Belitsky received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Amherst in 1997 and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include bioorganic chemistry, peptides, biological pigments and nanotechnology.

The Everett H. Pryde Fund, established in 1986 by Mrs. Phyllis W. Pryde in honor of her husband, is used to bring to Amherst distinguished alumni who specialize in chemistry and to honor a senior who is an outstanding research assistant in chemistry. Everett Pryde graduated in the Amherst College Class of 1939, obtained an M.A. at the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, and went on to become a distinguished scientist and researcher in natural chemistry, publishing more than 100 papers and earning 20 patents.