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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. 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.

  • Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemistry
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Investigator, HHMI
  • Member, Institute of Medicine
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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Crispr Biology: From Foundational to Translational Science

Jan. 8, 2015, 4 p.m. 208 Light Hall

Sponsored by Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology and Center for Structural Biology

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Mark E. Frisse, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.

  • Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

Link to lecture program

Jan. 22, 2015
Sponsored by Department of Biomedical Informatics


Elena Fuentes-Afflick, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics & Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Chief of Pediatrics, San Francisco General Hospital
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

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Feb. 26, 2015
Sponsored by Department of Pediatrics


David Altshuler, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Deputy Director and Chief Academic Officer, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
  • Director, Program in Medical and Population GeneticsBroad Institute of Harvard and MIT
  • Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
  • Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Diabetes Unit, Department of Medicine
  • Center for Human Genetic Research
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

Link to lecture program

March 5, 2015
Sponsored by Department of Medicine, Harrison Society


Louis Staudt, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Lymphoid Malignancies Branch Head, Molecular Biology of Lymphoid Malignancies Section
  • Deputy Branch Chief, Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

Link to lecture program

March 19, 2015
Sponsored by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center


Sir Stephen O'Rahilly, M.D., FRCP, FRCPI, FRCPath, FRS, FMedSci

  • Co-Director, IMS; Director, University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories; Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit
  • Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Cambridge
  • Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Member, Royal Society, UK

Link to lecture program

April 2, 2015
Sponsored by Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center, Irwin Eskind Lecture in Biomedical Science


Roel Nusse, Ph.D.

  • Daniel Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research
  • Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Department of Developmental Biology
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Investigator, HHMI
  • Member, National Academy of Science

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April 23, 2015
Sponsored by Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, CDB Distinguished Speaker


Eric I. Knudsen, Ph.D.

  • Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Neurobiology
  • Stanford University
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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April 30, 2015
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Brain Institute

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