Nobel Laureate at ORNL

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Ada Yonath, Nobel Laureate (2009 in Chemistry), was at Oak Ridge National Laboratory this week and spoke Thursday in the Eugene Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series. She’s shown here in the question-and-answer session that followed her talk at the Iran Thomas Auditorium at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source. The title of her speech was, “Combating Species-Specific Antibiotics Resistance.” Yonath is the Martin S. and Helen Kimmel Professor of Structural Biology and director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. (ORNL photo/Jason Richards)

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