2009 Speakers

Eric Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.Eric Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience
  • Director of the Mount Sinai Brain Institute
  • Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Transcriptional Mechanisms of Drug Addiction

January 15, 2009



Alastair J.J. Wood, MB, ChBAlastair J.J. Wood, MB, ChB

  • Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Wiell Cornell Medical College
  • Managing Director of Symphony Capital LLC

Drug Regulation: Time for a radical change

January 29, 2009



Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPHShiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH

  • Professor of Epidemiology
  • Associate Dean for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Research to Eliminate Ethnic Disparities in Obesity: Strategic Directions

February 12, 2009



Kevin P. Campbell, Ph.D.Kevin P. Campbell, Ph.D.

  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Director, Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Research Ctr.
  • Chair, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics University of Iowa

Muscle Cell Membrane Integrity and the Pathogenesis of Muscular Dystrophy

March 5, 2009



Aaron Ciechanover, M.D., D.Sc.Aaron Ciechanover, M.D., D.Sc.

  • Nobel prize in Chemistry 2004
  • Vascular and cancer Biology Research Center
  • The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute
  • Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

The Ubiquitin Proteolytic System: From Basic Mechanisms through Human Diseases and onto Drug Targeting

March 19, 2009



Tachi Yamada, M.D.Tachi Yamada, M.D.

  • President, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Perspectives on Global Health

March 26, 2009



Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.

  • George R. Cowgill Professor of Physiological Chemistry
  • Internal Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Physiology Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University

Cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance: Implications for obesity, lipodystrophy and type 2 diabetes

April 23, 2009



Charles Rice, Ph.D.Charles Rice, Ph.D.

  • Scientific & Executive Director, Center for the Study of Hepatitis C
  • Head, Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease
  • Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor
  • The Rockefeller University

Hepatitis C Virus: Twenty Years Later

April 30, 2009



Pierre Chambon, M.D.Pierre Chambon, M.D.

  • Founder and Former Director, The Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC) and The Institut Clinique de la Souris (ICS/MCI), Strasbourg, France

Nuclear Receptors: From Mice to Diseases

June 8, 2009



Helen Hobbs, M.D.Helen Hobbs, M.D.

  • Howard Hughes Investigator
  • Director, McDermott Center
  • Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Genetic Protection from Disorders of Dietary Excess

September 10, 2009



Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.

  • Member, IOM
  • Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
  • National Institutes of Health

Genomic Medicine: Cardiovascular Insights from a Premature Aging Syndrome

October 22, 2009



Xiaodong Wang, Ph.D.Xiaodong Wang, Ph.D.

  • George L. MacGregor Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science UT Southwestern Medical Center , UT Southwestern
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Understanding Cell Death

October 29, 2009



Patricia K. Donahoe, M.D.Patricia K. Donahoe, M.D.

  • Marshall K. Bartlett Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital

Pinpointing the Genetic Causes of Birth Defects

November 5, 2009



Joan SteitzJoan Steitz

  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Yale School of Medicine

Regulating the Activity of MicroRNAs in Vertebrate Cells

November 12, 2009



Tyler JacksTyler Jacks

  • David H. Koch Professor of Biology
  • Ludwig Scholar
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Director, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Lung Cancer Progression

November 19, 2009



Richard LernerRichard Lerner

  • President, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Ernest W. Goodpasture Lecture, The Chemistry of Disease

December 3, 2009