LECTURES

Katalin Karikó: Developing mRNA for Therapy

MAY 5, 2022
In the 2022 Lasker-APSA Lecture, Katalin Karikó traces the history of messenger RNA, from its discovery in the early 1960s, through the modifications that enabled it to be used to rapidly deploy effective Covid-19 vaccines, and then looks forward toward the development of new mRNA therapies.

Raising the Bar

DEC. 14, 2018
Ruth Lehmann from New York University entered a bar, walked to the front of the room, and began to speak about germ cells for this year's Lasker Public Lecture in honor of Al Sommer.

Friedman: Lessons from Science History

OCT. 31, 2018
Jeffrey Friedman, Marilyn M. Simpson Professor at The Rockefeller University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, delivered a 2018 Lasker Lecture on October 30 at the University of Chicago. Friedman spoke about his exploration of the history of the discovery of insulin, and how World War I delayed the development of a first treatment for diabetes.

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