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12:00 – 1:00 PM, 214 Light Hall

March 8: Cohen Lecture – Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard/HHMI

March 15:  Scott Armstrong, Harvard, “Targeting Chromatin Regulators in Leukemia”

March 22: Cohen Lecture – Gabriel Waksman, University College of London, “Structural and Molecular Biology of Type IV Secretion Systems”


4:00 – 5:00 PM, 208 Light Hall

The next scheduled Biochemistry Flexner Discovery Lecture is TBD. Please check back here for updates.

In recent years, the Department of Biochemistry has hosted such illustrious speakers as: Jennifer Doudna, Peter Agre, Karl Deisseroth, Joan Steitz, NIDA Director Nora Volkow, Nancy Andrews, and several Nobel Prize winners (Sydney Brenner, Tom Cech, Andrew Fire, Bengt Samuelsson, Kurt Wuthrich, Sir Paul Nurse, and in 2017 Eric Kandel). View a full listing of all Vanderbilt Flexner Discovery Lectures, past and present. Lectures are recorded and may be viewed online.


Winter-Spring 2019 STUDENT COLLOQUIUM  4:00 – 5:00 PM     512 Light Hall

January 8, Fred Guengerich
February 22, Houra Merrikh
March 5, Kelly Barnett
March 19, Taha Mohamed & Noah Bradley
April 2, Nicole Kendrick & Esha Dalvie
April 16, Gretchen Wemhoener
April 30, Andy Hale & Archana Krishnamoorthy
May 14, End of Year Party