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Discovery Lecturer outlines circadian rhythm research

Oct. 18, 2018—As a child growing up in Miami, Michael Young, PhD, marveled at the “four o’clock flowers” in his neighbor’s yard. What caused its blossoms to shrivel against the day-time heat, and open four hours later when the sun set?

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Talking bioethics

Oct. 4, 2018—Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, spoke about the role of bioethics in precision medicine during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Innovative strategies crucial in opioid epidemic response

Sep. 27, 2018—Reining in the nation’s opioid epidemic will require diverse and innovative strategies ranging from drug discovery to “policy translation,” according to speakers at a recent Vanderbilt Faculty Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture.

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Bioethics expert Kahn to deliver next Discovery Lecture

Sep. 20, 2018—Noted bioethicist Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Link between immune system, disease explored

Sep. 6, 2018—The first Flexner Discovery Lecture of the academic year featured presentations by two Vanderbilt faculty members.

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Discovery Lecture to focus on nation’s opioid epidemic

Sep. 6, 2018—Innovative strategies for addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic and its consequences will be discussed during a Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture on Sept. 13. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in room 208 Light Hall.

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MIT’s Orr-Weaver wraps up spring Discovery Lecture series April 26

Apr. 19, 2018—The spring Flexner Discovery Lecture series wraps up on Thursday, April 26, with a presentation by Terry Orr-Weaver, PhD, professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Nobel laureate Kobilka’s talk explores receptor activation

Apr. 12, 2018—Brian Kobilka, MD, who received the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his studies of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), shared his team’s progress in understanding receptor activation — and how that might guide drug development — at last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Health information technology expert Tang set for Discovery Lecture

Apr. 5, 2018—Paul Tang, an expert in health information technology, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 12.

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Nobel laureate Kobilka set to deliver Flexner Discovery Lecture on April 5

Mar. 29, 2018—Brian Kobilka, MD, who shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his studies of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on April 5.

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MIT’s Wittrup set for March 22 Flexner Discovery Lecture

Mar. 15, 2018—K. Dane Wittrup, PhD, a pioneer in protein engineering technologies who has helped accelerate development of antibody therapies for cancer, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 22.

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Cancer immunotherapies expert Allison set for Discovery Lecture

Mar. 1, 2018—James Allison, PhD, whose work led to the development of cancer immunotherapies known as “checkpoint inhibitors,” will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 8.

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