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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.


Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D. – 2016 Vanderbilt Prize Winner

  • Head, Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, The Rockefeller University

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Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer

Mar 30, 2017
Sponsored by the Office of the President and CEO

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James Spudich, Ph.D.

  • Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry
  • Douglass M. and Nola Leishman Professor of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: from Fundamental Research to New Therapeutic Approaches

Apr 6, 2017
Sponsored by the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

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Eric Gouaux, Ph.D.

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

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Apr 20, 2017
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Center for Structural Biology

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Eric R. Kandel, M.D.

  • University Professor and Fred Kavli Professor, Department of Neuroscience Columbia University
  • Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science
  • Co-Director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
  • Investigator, HHMI
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2000

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May 4, 2017
Sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology (Elaine Sanders-Bush Lecture Series)

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