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2019 Speakers


Jennifer Grandis, MDgrandis

  • Robert K. Werbe Distinguished Professor in Head and Neck Cancer, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

February 27, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology 

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Richard Locksley, MDlocksley

  • Director of the Sandler Asthma Basic Research Center, University of California, San Francisco

February 20, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation

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Tony Capra, Ph.D. and Lisa Bastarache, M.S. -  Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecturec/b

  • Department of Biological Sciences 
  • Department of Biomedical Informatics

January 30, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences

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John Karijolich, M.D., Ph.D., Ashley Shoemaker, M.D., M.S.C.I, and Jonathan Kropski, M.D. -  Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecturegrady

  • Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Medicine   

November 21, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences

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Gary Nabel, M.D., Ph.D. grady

  • Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President, Sanofi  

November 14, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center

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Bennet Landman, Ph.D., Bradley Malin, Ph.D., and Colin Walsh, M.D., M.A. - Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecturece

  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Department of Biomedical Informatics
  • Department of Biomedical Informatics

October 24, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences 

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Christine Grady, M.S.N., Ph.D. grady

  • Chief of the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center  

October 17, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society (Patricia Townsend Meador Lecture)

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Thomas Südhof, M.D.  sudhof

  • Avram Goldstein Professor, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford University School of Medicine 

  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Institute

October 3, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute 

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Mitchell Lazar, M.D., Ph.D. image

  • Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases 

  • Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

  • and Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

September 19, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center (Irwin Eskind Lecture in Biomedical Sciences)

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Christine Seidman, M.D. - Vanderbilt Prize Lectureseidman-pic

  • 2019 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science Recipient
  • T.W. Smith Professor of Medicine & Genetics, Harvard Medical School

  • Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Institute 

September 12, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences

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Tony Hunter, Ph.D.hunter

  • American Cancer Society Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Renato Dulbecco Chair

May 2, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

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  • Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

April 18, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics

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Gerard E. Francisco, M.D.Francisco Image

  • Wulfe Family Chair in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Professor and Chair of PM&R, UTHealth McGovern Medical School
  • Chief Medical Officer and Director of the NeuroRecovery Research Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann

March 28, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics

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Ruth Lehmann, Ph.D.Lehmann Image

  • Chair, Department of Cell Biomolecular Medicine
  • Director, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
  • Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, Department of Cell Biology, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

March 21, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology

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Ronald Evans, Ph.D.

Irwin Eskind Lecture in Biomedical Science

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  • Professor and Director, Gene Expression Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • HHMI Investigator
  • March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology

March 7, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center

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Lloyd B. Minor, M.D.Minor Small Image

  • The Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Professor, by courtesy, of Neurobiology and Bioengineering

February 21, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology


Angelika Amon, Ph.D. - Vanderbilt Prize LectureAmon

  • 2018 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science Recipient
  • Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor in Cancer Research
  • Professor of Biology, Koch Instititute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator​

January 31, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences

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Sandro Galea, M.D., M.P.H., DrPHGalea Image

  • Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University of Public Heath
  • Past President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Epidemiological Society

January 24, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Informatics

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Helen Hobbs, M.D.Hobbs Image

  • Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas Heart Ball Chair in Cardiology Research
  • Philip O'Bryan Montgomery, Jr., M.D., Distinguished Chair in Developmental Biology
  • Eugene McDermott Distinguished Chair for the Study of Human Growth and Development

January 10, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program

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