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12:20 PM, 1220 MRB III

2022 Lecture TBA

12:00 – 1:00 PM


August 20, 2021: Yi Shi, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University (Yi Ren hosts), Zoom

September 24, 2021: Tanja Mittag, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (hosts Iverson, Sanders, Chazin/CSB co-sponsor), Zoom

October 1, 2021: Chuck Sanders, Armstrong Mentoring Award, “A Retrospective on 30 Years of the Sanders Lab: How I Learned to Tell the Difference Between a Reticulated Vase and the Endoplasmic Reticulum”  In-Person

October 15, 2021: Yuan He, Northwestern (Yi Ren hosts), In-Person

October 29, 2021: John Diffley, Crick Institute (James Dewar hosts), Zoom

November 5, 2021: Camila dos Santos, Cold Spring Harbor (Emily Hodges hosts), In-Person

November 19, 2021: Jonathan Schlebach, Indiana University (Chuck Sanders hosts), In-Person

December 3:  Jan Kosinski, EMBL Germany (Wan hosts), via Zoom

December 17:  Carrie Partch, University of California-Santa Cruz (Brown hosts), In-Person


January 7: Jeanne Stachowiak, University of Texas at Austin (Lauren Parker Jackson hosts)

March 4:  Cynthia Wolberger, Johns Hopkins University (Breann Brown hosts)

May 6:  Naoko Mizuno, NIH (Will Wan hosts)

Dissertation Defense

August 13, 2021: James Hutchison (Sanders lab) “Advanced techniques for the study of membrane proteins in complex and native lipid environments,” 1:00 pm, via Zoom

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.


Fall 2021  12:00 PM CT   214 Light Hall or Zoom

8/27/2021:  Introductory Session

9/10/2021:  RCR Seminar

10/8/2021: Digital Literacy Training (DiSC)

11/12/2021:  Romell Gletten

12/10/2021:  Jorge Rua

Spring 2022

2/11/2022:  Susu Zhang

2/25/2022:  Samika Joshi

3/11/2022:  Kate Clowes & Jessica Collins

3/25/2022:  Oyku Sensoy, Verda Agan

4/22/2022:  Kateryna Nabukhotna & Yelena Perevalova