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Lectures & Events

Academic Symposia are hosted throughout the year to honor, celebrate, and acknowledge scientific achievements of the University's faculty, as well as national and international leaders spanning various fields of research.

Friday, September 18, 2015
Anderson Center for Cancer Research Symposium
10:00 am: Poster Session, Lower Level Greenberg Building (CRC)
2:00 pm: Academic Symposia, Anderson Center for Cancer Research Symposium, Caspary Auditorium
2:00 pm: lluminating Biology at the Nanoscale with Single-Molecule and Super-Resolution Imagin, Xiaowei Zhuang, Ph.D.
2:50 pm: enome Editing Technologies for Cancer Researc, Feng Zhang, Ph.D.
2:35 pm: Coffee Break
3:50 pm: oster Award Presentatio, Michael Young, Ph.D.
4:00 pm: opological Associated Chromosomal Domains and Genomic Rearrangement, Fred Alt, Ph.D.
4:45 pm: ancer Stem Cells and Malignant Progressio, Robert Weinberg, Ph.D.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Breakthroughs in Understanding Central and Peripheral Pathways in Obesity 
Sponsored by the Sackler Center for Biomedicine and Nutrition
2:00 pm: Leptin and the CNS Pathways Controlling Peripheral Metabolism, Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and Head, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, The Rockefeller University, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2:40 pm: How the Brain Fights Back Against Weight Loss, Scott Sternson, Ph.D., Group Leader, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
3:40 pm: Sustained GLP-1R Signaling Drives Weight Loss: Mechanisms, Risks, and Benefits, Daniel Drucker, M.D., FRCPC, Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto
4:20 pm: The Role of Brown and Beige Fat in Protecting Against Obesity-associated Diseases, Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Albert Resnick M.D. Assistant Professor and Head, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism, The Rockefeller University