Friday Evening Lectures – 2013

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

Lectures marked with an * were not recorded.



Glassman Lecture
“Biological Time Travels: The Story of Circadian Rhythms” - friday evening lecture, June 28
Michael Rosbash, Brandeis University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Porter Lecture
“Biology is the Technology of this Century”*
Pamela A. Silver, Harvard Medical School
Segal Lecture
“The Development of Colour Patterns in Zebrafish: Towards an Understanding of the Genetic Basis of Morphological Variation”friday evening lecture, June 28
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1995
Grass Lecturefriday evening lecture, June 28
“Neural Plasticity: From Synapse to Perception”
Mu-ming Poo, University of California, Berkeley
friday evening lecture, July 26“Optogenetics: Tools from Nature for Controlling the Brain With Light”
Edward Boyden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Why I Love Bacteria”friday evening lecture, August 2
Richard J. Roberts, New England Biolabs; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1993
Lederberg Lecture
“Genes for Lifespan”*
Cynthia J. Kenyon, University of California, San Francisco
Sager Lecturefriday evening lecture, August 16
"Making Your Heart Young Again"
Richard T. Lee, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard Stem Cell Institute