The 2017 Lasker Lecture at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) tackled some of the most vexing questions of our times: science communication and science literacy.
Bruce Alberts who received the 2016 Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award for his discoveries in DNA replication, and leadership in science and education spoke at VCU on April 18. His talk, titled “Keeping science and society healthy: Challenges for scientists” drew many questions from the young audience deciding whether to embark in a scientific career. Alberts also provided advice on effectively communicating about science.
The Foundation is proud to collaborate with VCU in improving science communication and engaging support for biomedical research.