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

Upcoming Lectures:


Ronald Evans, Ph.D.

Irwin Eskind Lecture in Biomedical Science

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  • Professor 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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Resetting Metabolism and Treating Diabetes by Targeting Factors from Fat and the Gut

March 7, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center


Ruth Lehmann, Ph.D.

  • Chair, Department of Cell Biomolecular Medicine
  • Director, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
  • Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, Department of Cell Biology, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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March 21, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology


Gerard E. Francisco, M.D.

  • Wulfe Family Chair in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Professor and Chair of PM&R, UTHealth McGovern Medical School
  • Chief Medical Officer and Director of the NeuroRecovery Research Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann

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March 28, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics


Scott Zeger, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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April 18, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics


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.