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Upcoming Lectures:


Bruce D. Gelb, MDgelb

  • Gogel¬†Family Professor and Director, Mindich Child Health and Development Institute
  • Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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February 8, 2018
Sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics

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Eric Gouaux, PhDgouaux

  • Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute
  • Jennifer and Bernard Lacroute Term Chair in Neuroscience Research
  • Investigator, HHMI

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February 22, 2018
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Center for Structural Biology

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James P. Allison, PhD

  • Chair, Department of Immunology
  • Vivian L. Smith Distinguished Chair in Immunology
  • Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Research
  • Executive Director, Immunotherapy Platform, MD Anderson Cancer Center

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March 8, 2018
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

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Dane Wittrup, PhD

  • C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering
  • Associate Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

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March 22, 2018
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center

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Brian Kobilka, M.D.

  • Helene Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology, Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, and Professor (by courtesy) of Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford University
  • Member, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
  • Nobel Prize Winner, Chemistry, 2012

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April 5, 2018
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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Paul Tang, M.D.

  • Vice President and Chief Health Transformation Officer, IBM Watson Health
  • Member, National Academy of Medicine

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April 12, 2018
Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Informatics

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Terry L. Orr-Weaver

  • Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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April 26, 2018
Sponsored by the Departments of Cell & Developmental Biology and Biological Sciences

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched the Flexner Discovery Lecture Series featuring the world's most eminent scientists, who will speak on the highest-impact research and policy issues in science and medicine today.

All lectures start at 4PM in 208 Light Hall.