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

Upcoming Lectures:



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 LectureSkaar, Winter & Hartmann

  • The Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation (VI4)
  • The Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research
  • Resources to Ensure Early Career Scientists Thrive

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



Sandro Galea, M.D., M.P.H., DrPH

  • Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University of Public Heath
  • Past President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Epidemiological Society

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January 24, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Informatics



Lloyd B. Minor, M.D.

  • The Carl and Elizabeth Naumann¬†Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Professor, by courtesy, of Neurobiology and Bioengineering

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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.

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



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.