Friday Evening Lectures – 2017

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

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June 23

Segal Lecture
“Harnessing Genomics: Evolution of Infectious Diseases in the Era of Eradication”
Dyann Wirth, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; The Broad Institute

June 30

E.B. Wilson History and Philosophy of Science 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*
“Understanding and Modeling 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