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Vanderbilt Prize winner Regev to deliver April 14 Discovery Lecture

Apr. 7, 2022, 9:20 AM


by Bill Snyder

Aviv Regev, PhD

Aviv Regev, PhD, recipient of the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. next Thursday, April 14, in 208 Light Hall.

Regev, executive vice president of Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED), is an internationally known computational and systems biologist and a leader in deciphering complex molecular circuits that govern cells, tissues, and organs.

Her lecture, titled “Cell Atlases as Roadmaps in Health and Disease,” is sponsored by the Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences.

Established in 2006, the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science recognizes women scientists with a stellar record of research accomplishments who also have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science.

Prior to coming to Genentech in 2020, Regev was chair of the faculty, core institute member and founding director of the Klarman Cell Observatory at the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard.

She also is a founding co-chair of the Human Cell Atlas initiative, an international community of scientists working to create comprehensive reference maps of all human cells — the fundamental units of life — as a basis for understanding human health and diagnosing, monitoring, and treating disease.

Regev’s lecture will be livestreamed by the Office of Research at This site also has a complete schedule of upcoming Discovery Lectures and archived videos of previous lectures.

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