Friday Evening Lectures – 2016

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

Suggestions for future Friday Evening Lecturers are welcome and may be sent to FEL@mbl.edu.

 
Date:

Speaker:

June 17

E.B. Wilson History and Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Ernst Haeckel’s Romantic Biology”
Robert J. Richards, The University of Chicago

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June 24

"Fishing for the Secrets of Stickleback and Human Evolution"
David M. Kingsley, Stanford University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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July 1

Glassman Lecture
"From Bacterial Adaptive Immunity to the Future of Genome Engineering"
Jennifer A. Doudna, University of California, Berkeley; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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July 8

Sager Lecture
"Digging for Genes that Affect Behavior"
Hopi E. Hoekstra, Harvard University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

July 15

"Bacteria as Master Regulators and Aphrodisiacs"
Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

July 22

Forbes Lecture
"The Remarkable Neuron: Building Long-lasting Memories from Short-Lived Elements"
Erin M. Schuman, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

July 29

Director's Lecture
“Down to the Sea in Ships (and Satellites and Robots…)”
Mark Abbott, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

August 5

"Wild Things in the Age of Humans"
Sarah Zielinski, Science Writer and Editor

August 12

“How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-extinction"
Beth A. Shapiro, University of California, Santa Cruz

August 19

Porter Lecture
“Telomeres and Telomerase: From Curiosity Driven Research to Human Disease”
Carol W. Greider, Johns Hopkins University; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2009)