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Discovery Lecture Archives

Vanderbilt Prize winner Fuchs explores skin’s many wonders

Apr. 6, 2017—Skin is a marvelous organ that protects the body, senses the external world and even expresses emotion. In the hands of Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., recipient of the 2016 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, skin also lies squarely in the intersection of normal growth, wound repair and cancer.

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Molecular motors expert Spudich set for next Discovery Lecture

Mar. 30, 2017—James Spudich, Ph.D., renowned for his studies of proteins that function as molecular motors, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 6.

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Vanderbilt Prize winner Fuchs set for next Discovery Lecture

Mar. 23, 2017—Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., recipient of the 2016 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science and a pioneer in the field of reverse genetics, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize lecture as part of the Flexner Discovery Lecture series on Thursday, March 30.

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Discussing retroviruses

Mar. 16, 2017—The Rockefeller University’s Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D., center, here with Vanderbilt’s Samuel Santoro, Ph.D., left, and Christopher Aiken, Ph.D., discussed his research on retroviruses at his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture, which was sponsored by the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.

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Varki set for Discovery Lecture

Mar. 16, 2017—Ajit Varki, M.D., a pioneer in the field of molecular glycobiology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 23.

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Pettigrew lecture

Mar. 9, 2017—Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., right, director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health, poses for a photo with Vanderbilt’s John Gore, Ph.D., left, and André Churchwell, M.D., following his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Retroviruses expert Bieniasz set for next Discovery Lecture

Mar. 2, 2017—Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of retroviruses, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 9.

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From Barcelona to VUMC

Mar. 2, 2017—Josep Dalmau, M.D., Ph.D., renowned for his studies of immune disorders affecting the brain and spinal cord, discussed his research at a recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Pettigrew set for next Discovery Lecture

Feb. 23, 2017—Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 2.

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Neurologist Dalmau set for next Discovery Lecture

Feb. 16, 2017—Josep Dalmau, M.D., Ph.D., renowned for his studies of immune disorders affecting the brain and spinal cord, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 23.

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Fässler’s Discovery Lecture

Nov. 17, 2016—Reinhard Fässler, M.D., discussed his research into cell adhesion during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture. Fässler is the director of the Department of Molecular Medicine at the Max Planck Institute in Martinsried, Germany.

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Cutting-edge research

Nov. 10, 2016—Lawrence Marnett, Ph.D., second from right, talks with three Vanderbilt scientists prior to their presentations during last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture on cutting-edge research. The speakers were, from left, Mark Wallace, Ph.D., Laura Dugan, M.D., and Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

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