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Lectures & Events

The Rockefeller University Friday Lecture Series is one of the principal university-wide activities of the academic year. Scientists from around the world, and from varying disciplines, are invited to speak to the Rockefeller community and members of neighboring institutions to share their recent research, techniques and findings. Lectures take place in the university's Caspary Auditorium at 3:45 p.m. (preceded by a tea reception at 3:15 p.m.).

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FEBRUARY FULL CALENDAR ACADEMIC LECTURES


Friday, February 03, 2017
Mobile Elements, Polydactyl Proteins, and the Genesis of Human-specific Regulatory Networks
The Joshua Lederberg Distinguished Lectureship in Molecular Genetics
Didier Trono, M.D., Ph.D., professor and head, Laboratory of Virology and Genetics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; co-director, Lemanic Center for Personalized Health

Friday, February 10, 2017
Broad Neutralization of Influenza Viruses and Implications for a Universal Vaccine and Therapy
The Ernst A.H. Friedheim Memorial Lecture
Ian A. Wilson, D.Sc., D.Phil.E, Hansen Professor of Structural Biology and chair, department of integrative structural and computational biology, Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute

Friday, February 17, 2017
Optical Tools for Analyzing and Repairing Complex Biological Systems
Edward Boyden, Ph.D., leader, synthetic neurobiology group, associate professor, MIT Media Lab, investigator, McGovern Institute, department of biological engineering and department of brain and cognitive sciences, co-director, MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Robertson Investigator, The New York Stem Cell Foundation

Friday, February 24, 2017
Leptin Physiology, Pathophysiology and the Neural Circuit Regulating Body Weight
Ph.D. Recruitment Lecture
Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and head, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, The Rockefeller University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute



 
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