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2011 Friday Evening Lecture Series

Lillie Auditorium, 8:00 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public. 

Speaker titles, abstracts, and biographies will be posted as they become available.

Speakers for the Friday Evening Lecture Series are selected by a committee composed of: Marlene Belfort, University at Albany - SUNY; Gary Borisy, MBL; Paul De Weer, University of Pennsylvania; Hugh Ducklow, MBL; Gerald Fischbach, Simons Foundation Autism Project; Joshua Hamilton, MBL; Richard Harland, UC Berkeley; Tim Mitchison, Harvard University; Mitchell Sogin, MBL; and Clare Waterman, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Suggestions for future Friday Evening Lecturers are welcome and may be sent to FEL@mbl.edu

Additional FEL videos are currently being added. Please check back.


06/17/11 "Growth, Death and Regeneration: Genetic studies in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster" - Iswar Hariharan, University of California, Berkeley
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06/24/11 Microbial Diversity Course 40th Anniversary Lecture - "A Microbial Perspective of Life on Earth" - Roberto Kolter, Harvard Medical School
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07/01/11 "What's in a Picture? The Temptation of Image Manipulation" - Mike Rossner, The Rockefeller University
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07/08/11 The Joe L. Martinez, Jr. & James G. Townsel Endowed Lectureship - "Bridging the Gap in the Fight Against Cancer: From the Operating Room to the Laboratory" - Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, The Johns Hopkins University
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07/14/11 - 07/15/11 Forbes Lectures - Russell D. Fernald, Stanford University - 07/14: "Social Control of Brain Structure: Cellular Consequences of Changes in Social Status"; 07/15: "How Does Social Status Influence the Brain?"

07/22/11 Porter Lecture - "The Origin of Life" - Jack W. Szostak, Harvard University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 2009

07/29/11 "Coral Reefs: Past, Present and Future" - Nancy Knowlton, Smithsonian Institution

08/05/11 Glassman Lecture - "The Broad Spectrum of Prion-Like Diseases and the Quest for Therapeutics" - Stanley B. Prusiner, University of California, San Francisco; Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 1997

08/11/11 SPECIAL THURSDAY LECTURE - "The Biochemistry of Inflammation: from Microciona to the Microbiome" - Lederberg Lecture - Gerald Weissmann, New York University School of Medicine

08/12/11 "Genetic Insight Into Candida Infection Biology" - Aaron P. Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University

08/19/11 Sager Lecture - "Revisiting the Heuser and Reese Synapse in the 21st Century: Do Nerve Cells Kiss?" - Erik M. Jorgensen, University of Utah, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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