Friday Evening Lectures – 2017


Lillie Auditorium, 8:00 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public.

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June 16

"The Evolution of Mind-Reading: Insights from Non-Human Animals"
Laurie Santos, Yale University

June 23

Segal Lecture
“Through the Black Widow's Web: How Unusual Mating Behavior Untangles Plasticity”
Maydianne Andrade, University of Toronto

June 30

E.B. Wilson Lecture
“A Short History of Metabolism, From the Age of Industry to the Epigenetic Present”
Hannah Landecker, University of California, Los Angeles

July 7

Porter Lecture
“Drunken Sailors, Coin Flips and How to Read Genomes”
Rob Phillips, California Institute of Technology

July 14

Director’s Lecture
"Bacteria as Master Regulators of Metabolism"
Lora Hooper, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

July 21

Forbes Lecture
"KATP Channels and Neonatal Diabetes: From Molecule to New Therapy and Beyond"
Frances Ashcroft, University of Oxford

July 28

Sager Lecture
“Modeling and Understanding Aging”
Anne Brunet, Stanford University

August 4

"Mapping the Wiring Diagram of Cellular Life"
Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto

August 11

Glassman Lecture
“Exploring the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain under General Anesthesia”
Emery Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology