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.

Paul Turner: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Viruses

OCT. 26, 2017
Public Lecture. Are viruses alive? How, when, and why do viruses jump to new species and what are the implications for human health? Can viruses be harnessed as cures for dangerous bacterial infections and other diseases? A talk by Paul Turner, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale University.

Lasker Lecture at Duke University: William Kaelin, Jr.

APRIL 28, 2017
William Kaelin, Jr. spoke about oxygen sensing to medical school students, researchers, and faculty members at Duke University in the afternoon of April 12. That morning, he talked with high school students about pursuing scientific research.

Harold Varmus: Understanding Cancer

AUG. 12, 2016
Public Lecture. What are the molecular mechanisms by which cancer develops? How can cancer be prevented and treated, and are new approaches being developed to promising new therapies? A talk by Lasker laureate Harold Varmus, a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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