Upcoming Lectures

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched the Discovery Lecture Series featuring the world's most eminent scientists, who will speak on the highest-impact research and policy issues in science and medicine today. In light of COVID-19, the Discovery Lecture Series may be conducted via interactive webinar, or in person with associated live stream. See each event listing for details. All lectures, unless otherwise indicated, start at 4:00 p.m. Please register here in order to receive the webinar instructions (only for lectures indicated as virtual).


Sir Paul Nurse, PhD

  • Director, Francis Crick Institute

  • Chancellor, University of Bristol

February 9, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. | Location: 208 Light Hall

Sponsored by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics


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Ruth Lehmann, PhD

  • Director, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

May 11, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. | Location: 208 Light Hall

Sponsored by the Offices of the Chief Scientific and Strategy Officer and the Dean of Basic Sciences