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2018 Speakers

Terry L. Orr-Weaver, Ph.D.orr-weaver

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

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Developmental Regulation of DNA Replication to Control Cell Size and Gene Copy Number

April 26, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Departments of Cell & Developmental Biology and Biological Sciences

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Paul Tang, M.D. tang

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

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Harnessing AI at the Point of Care

April 12, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Informatics

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Brian Kobilka, M.D.kobilka

  • Hélène 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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Structural Insights into the Dynamic Process of G  Protein Coupled Receptor Activation

April 5, 2018
The Earl W. Sutherland Lecture, Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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Dane Wittrup, PhDwittrup

  • C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Intitute of Technology

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Synergistic Innate and Adaptive Cancer Immunotherapy

March 22, 2018
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center

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James P. Allison, PhDallison

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

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Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and Opportunities, and Prospects for Cures

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

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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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Mechanisms of Signal Transduction and Clearance at the Chemical Synapses of the Brain

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

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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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The Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease: Murmurs and Hiss Tones

February 8, 2018
Sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics

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

  • Chair, Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Professor of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Senior Medical Scientist, Berry Consultants

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Bayesian Adaptive Platform Clinical Trials: A Research Paradigm

January 4, 2018
Sponsored by the Center for Quantitative Sciences

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