May 19, 2015

Final Flexner Discovery Lecture of this academic year to be held Thursday, May 21

Three Vanderbilt University scientists will describe “gene-environment interactions in cancer etiology and prevention” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in 208 Light Hall.

The panel discussion of “cutting-edge discovery” at Vanderbilt is the final Flexner Discovery Lecture of the 2014-2015 academic year. Speakers include:

Robert J. Coffey Jr., M.D., professor of Medicine and of Cell and Developmental Biology, and principal investigator, Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Gastrointestinal Cancer;

David Cortez, Ph.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, professor of Biochemistry and co-leader, Genome Maintenance Research Program, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; and

Hilary Tindle, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of Medicine, and director of Tobacco Research and Treatment.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. For a complete schedule of the Flexner Discovery Lecture series and archived video of previous lectures, go to