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  • 5/4/2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Elaine Sanders-Bush Lecture Series' Flexner Discovery Lecture - Nobel Prize Winner, Eric R. Kandel, M.D.

    The Elaine-Sanders-Bush Lecture Series is named for Elaine Sanders-Bush, a leader in the development of neuroscience research and graduate education at Vanderbilt. In 1997, she spearheaded the creation of a new Ph.D. degree program in Neuroscience and served as director of that program until 2008. During this decade, the program grew to more than sixty graduate students. In 2002, she was appointed the first Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. In recognition of her impact in graduate education at Vanderbilt, the Elaine Sanders-Bush Award for Mentoring Graduate and/or Medical Students in the Research Setting was created in 2006.

    The Inaugural Elaine Sanders-Bush Lecture was given by Jean-Pierre Changeux, Ph.D. on February 25, 2010.

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Flexner Discovery Lecture Series features the world's most eminent scientists who speak on the highest-impact research and policy issues in science and medicine today.

    May 4, 2017: sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology


    Presenter: Nobel Prize Winner, Eric R. Kandel, M.D.

    • University Professor and Fred Kavli Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University
    • Director, Kavli Institute for Brain Science
    • Co-Director, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
    • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • Member, National Academy of Sciences
    • Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology of Medicine, 2000


    Please visit our website to view archived and upcoming Flexner Discovery Lectures.

    Contact: Megan Smallwood

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