Seurat’s Dots: A Shot Heard ‘Round the Art World — Fired by an Artist, Inspired by a Scientist
An expanded version of these remarks originally appeared in Cell.
The iconic phrase “a shot heard ‘round the world” signifies an exceptional event. Seurat’s masterpiece La Grande Jatte, painted with many thousand dots of color, came as a shot to the art world—a shot fired by the imagination of the artist and inspired by the color theories of a scientist.
Medical Research Awards Jury
2019 Lasker Medical Research Awards Jury
Seated, left to right James Rothman, Yale University ● Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University ● Joseph Goldstein, Chair of the Jury, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ● Lucy Shapiro, Stanford University ● J. Michael Bishop, University of California, San Francisco ● Erin O’Shea, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Standing, left to right Richard Locksley, University of California, San Francisco ● Jeremy Nathans, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine ● Michael Brown, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ● K. Christopher Garcia, Stanford University ● Christopher Walsh, Harvard University ● Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Stanford University ● Robert Lefkowitz, Duke University School of Medicine ● Craig Thompson, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ● Richard Lifton, Rockefeller University ● Harold Varmus, Weill Cornell Medical College ● Laurie Glimcher, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ● Jeffrey Friedman, Rockefeller University ● Charles Sawyers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Public Service Award Jury
2019 Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award Jury
Anthony Evnin ● Claire Pomeroy ● Chris Jones ● Alfred Sommer, Chair of the Jury ● Barbara Barrett ● Elias Zerhouni
Not pictured Sherry Lansing ● Erin O’Shea