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David Allis, Ph.D.

David Allis, Ph.D.

  • Tri-Institutional Professor of Chemical Biology, Weill Cornell Medical College, The Rockefeller University, & Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Joy and Jack Fishman Professor, Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics, The Rockefeller University
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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Varying the Terrain of Epigenetic Landscapes: Implications for Gene Regulation, Development, and Cancer

September 7, 2017
Sponsored by the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

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Upcoming Lectures:


Marija Zanic, Ph.D.

Christine M. Lovly, M.D., Ph.D.

Lauren Parker Jackson, Ph.D.

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Vanderbilt Faculty Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture

Cutting-Edge Molecular Tools Drive Basic Science Discovery and Patient Care

September 21, 2017
Sponsored by Office of the President and CEO

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Joshua C. Denny, M.D., M.S., FACMI

Consuelo H. Wilkins, M.D., MSCI

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Vanderbilt Faculty Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture

Propelling Precision Medicine and its Promise of Health Equity

October 12, 2017
Sponsored by Office of the President and CEO

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David Sweatt, Ph.D.

William P. Tansey, Ph.D.

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Vanderbilt Faculty Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture

Translational Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt: Mechanisms and Targets for Brain Disorders

October 26, 2017
Sponsored by Office of the President and CEO

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Sally E. Wenzel, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Director, University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute, Universit of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Chair in Translational Airway Biology, Subsection Chief of Allergy, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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November 9, 2017
Sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program

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Roger Lewis, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Senior Medical Scientist, Berry Consultants
  • Member, National Academy of Medicine

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January 4, 2018
Sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics and the Center for Quantitative Sciences

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Brian Kobilka, M.D.

  • Helen 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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Richard A. Flavell, Ph.D., FRS

  • Sterling Professor of Immunobiolog, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Member, National Academy of Medicine
  • Member, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

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April 26, 2018
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology, the Vanderbilt Center for Immunology, and the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, & Inflammation

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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.