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:

June 17
June 24
July 1
July 8
July 15
July 22
July 29
August 5
August 12
August 19
Speaker:

E.B. Wilson History and Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Ernst Haeckel’s Romantic Biology”
Robert J. Richards, The University of Chicago
"Fishing for the Secrets of Stickleback and Human Evolution"
David M. Kingsley, Stanford University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Glassman Lecture
"From Bacterial Adaptive Immunity to the Future of Genome Engineering"
Jennifer A. Doudna, University of California, Berkeley; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Sager Lecture
"Digging for Genes that Affect Behavior"
Hopi E. Hoekstra, Harvard University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
"Bacteria as Master Regulators and Aphrodisiacs"
Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Forbes Lecture
"The Remarkable Neuron: Building Long-lasting Memories from Short-Lived Elements"
Erin M. Schuman, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Director's Lecture
“Down to the Sea in Ships (and Satellites and Robots…)”
Mark Abbott, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
"Wild Things in the Age of Humans"
Sarah Zielinski, Science Writer and Editor
“How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-extinction"
Beth A. Shapiro, University of California, Santa Cruz
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)