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The Marker Lectures were established in 1984 through a gift from Russell Earl Marker, professor emeritus of chemistry at Penn State, whose pioneering synthetic methods revolutionized the steroid-hormone industry and opened the door to the current era of hormone therapies, including the birth-control pill.

Russell Marker


The Marker endowment allows the Penn State Eberly College of Science to present annual Marker Lectures in astronomy and astrophysics, the chemical sciences, evolutionary biology, genetic engineering, the mathematical sciences, physics, and the statistical sciences. More information about Russell Marker and his research is available here: http://science.psu.edu/news-and-events/news-archive/information-about-russell-marker.




List of Marker Lecturers:

2016 - Bin Yu