February 23, 2012

Titia de Lange, Ph.D., to deliver Discovery Lecture today at 4 p.m.

Titia de Lange, Ph.D., recipient of the 2011 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver a Discovery Lecture today at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.

De Lange, Leon Hess Professor and head of the Laboratory for Cell Biology and Genetics at Rockefeller University, is internationally known for her research on telomeres, the protective ends of chromosomes.

Her lecture is titled, “How telomeres solve the end-protection problem.”

The Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, established in 2006, honors women who have made significant advances in the biological and biomedical sciences and who have contributed positively to the mentorship of other women in science.

Vanderbilt Prize winners receive a $25,000 award and serve as mentors to women who are pursuing graduate studies in the biomedical sciences at the School of Medicine.

This year’s Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar will be announced during the Discovery Lecture.

For more information about the Vanderbilt Prize, including a list of previous winners, go to https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/dean/ and click on “Vanderbilt Prize.”

For a complete schedule of the Discovery Lecture series and archived video of previous lectures, go to www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/discoveryseries.