Nobel Laureate Dr. Louis Ignarro

The “father of Viagra,” Dr. Louis Ignarro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for elucidating of the roles of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide led to a new world of discovery in heart disease, erectile dysfunction and other conditions.

Dr. Ignarro will present an American success story: How an eager young mind and a chance encounter with Linus Pauling, launched him towards one of society’s highest honors.

The Road to Stockholm - A Nobel Mission

Friday, August 16th | 3:30* - 6:30 PM 

LaSells Stewart Center | 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331

*3:30 PM Reception and Open House - enjoy refreshments and hear the latest updates from campus partners and event sponsors including OSU Extension Services, Visit Corvallis, the Moore Family Center, and the Linus Pauling Institute in the foyer of the LaSells Stewart Center.

4:30 PM Lecture and Q&A with Lou Ignarro 

Open House Exhibitors:

  • OSU Extension Services
  • Linus Pauling Institute - Micronutrient Information Center
  • OSU Special Collections and Archives Resource Center
  • Moore Family Center
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health and Human Sciences
  • Visit Corvallis

Special thanks to our campus event sponsors: College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Science and the OSU Research Office. 

    Conference Dinner (for ticket holders only)

    7:00 PM | The Vue, Downtown Corvallis

    Following the Conference Public Session with Dr. Louis Ignarro will be a dinner at the Vue in beautiful downtown Corvallis. This unique venue perfectly complements the breathtaking view of the Willamette Valley and surrounding Coast Range. Enjoy an open bar, catered dinner, dessert and a birds eye view of the sunset from the 5th and 6th floor balcony.

    Dinner tickets are no longer available. Contact the LPI at with any questions. 

    Registration Not Required

    This free public lecture is part of the Linus Pauling Institute’s biennial conference.

    You DO NOT need to register or present physical ticket for this event. 

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    Thank you to our Public Session sponsors: