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

June 23

Segal Lecture
Maydianne Andrade, University of Toronto

June 30

E.B. Wilson Lecture
Hannah Landecker, UCLA

July 7

Porter Lecture
“Drunken Sailors, Coin Flips and How to Read Genomes”
Rob Phillips, CalTech

July 14

Director’s Lecture
"Bacteria as Master Regulators of Metabolism"
Lora Hooper, UT Southwestern

July 21

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

July 28

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

August 4

Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto

August 11

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