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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 CRC
2:00 pm: lluminating Biology at the Nanoscale with Single-Molecule and Super-Resolution Imagin, Xiaowei Zhuang, Ph.D., David Arnold Jr. Professor of Science, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, professor of physics, Harvard University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2:50 pm: enome Editing Technologies for Cancer Researc, Feng Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the Broad Institute, MIT
3:35 pm: Tea and Coffee Break
3:50 pm: oster Award Presentatio, Michael Young, Ph.D., Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor, Laboratory of Genetics, vice president for academic affairs, The Rockefeller University
4:00 pm: opological Associated Chromosomal Domains and Genomic Rearrangement, Fred Alt, Ph.D., Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital; professor of genetics, Harvard Medical School; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4:45 pm: ancer Stem Cells and Malignant Progressio, Robert Weinberg, Ph.D., founding member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; professor of biology, MIT

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: Hypothalamic Control of Glucose and Pancreatic Hormones, 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