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All lectures, unless otherwise indicated, start at 4PM in 208 Light Hall.

Upcoming Lectures:


Meena S. Madhur, M.D., Ph.D.

Scott A. Smith, M.D., Ph.D.

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Vanderbilt Faculty Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture

August 30, 2018| 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences


Stephen W. Patrick, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Carrie K. Jones, Ph.D.

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Vanderbilt Faculty Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture

September 13, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences


Jeffrey Kahn, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
  • Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
  • Member, National Academies¬†of Medicine and Sciences

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Precision Medicine and Empirical Bioethics

September 27, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society


Michael W. Young, Ph.D.

  • Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine, 2017
  • Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor of Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics, and Neurosciences and Behavior
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Rockefeller University

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October 11, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Medicine


Stephen B. Baylin, M.D.

  • Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research; Professor of Oncology and Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine

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November 8, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center


Lynne E. Maquat, Ph.D.

  • J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Denistry
  • Director, Center for GNA Biology, University of Rochester

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Vanderbilt Prize Winner in Biomedical Science, 2017

November 29, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences


Eric P. Skaar, Ph.D.

Danny G. Winder, Ph.D.

Katherine E. Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D.

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Vanderbilt Faculty Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture

December 13, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences


Helen Hobbs, M.D.

  • Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas Heart Ball Chair in Cardiology Research
  • Philip O'Bryan Montgomery, Jr., M.D., Distinguished Chair in Developmental Biology
  • Eugene McDermott Distinguished Chair for the Study of Human Growth and Development

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January 10, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program


Lloyd B. Minor, M.D.

  • Carl and Elizabeth Newman Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine

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Precision Medicine: Predict, Prevent, and Cure Precisely

February 21, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology


Ronald Evans, Ph.D.

  • Profesor and Director, Gene Expression Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • HHMI Investigator
  • March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology

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March 7, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics


Tony Hunter, Ph.D.

  • American Cancer Society Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Renato Dulbecco Chair

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May 2, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center


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.