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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

George Q. Daley, M.D., Ph.D.

George Q. Daley, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Samuel E. Lux IV Professor of Hematology/Oncology
  • Director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Children's Hospital Boston
  • Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Link to lecture program

Lecture: Cellnet: Enhancing Cellular Engineering Through Network Biology

October 30, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

208 Light Hall

Sponsored by The Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program


Suzzane Bakken, RN, D.N.Sc.

  • Columbia University
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

Link to lecture program

Dec. 11, 2014
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics 


Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.

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

Link to lecture program

Jan. 8, 2015
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Biochemistry, Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology and Center for Structural Biology


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 Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics


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

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

Link to lecture program

Feb. 19, 2015
Sponsored by Vanderbilt 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
  • Member, Institute of Medicine
  • 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 Vanderbilt 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 Vanderbilt 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

Link to lecture program

April 23, 2015
Sponsored by Vanderbilt 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

Link to lecture program

April 30, 2015
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Brain Institute

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