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12:00 – 1:00 PM


August 5: Alexandria Oviatt (Osheroff lab), Madison Adolph (Cortez lab), Pratibha Ghodke (Guengerich lab), Vanderbilt University

September 2: open

September 16:  Susan Lovett, Brandeis University

October 7: tentatively Trudy Oliver, Duke University

October 21: Lawrence J. Marnett, Vanderbilt University “The Richard Armstrong Mentoring Lecture”

November 4: Wade Van Horn, Arizona State University

November 18: Nima Mosammaparast, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

December 2:  Ori Avinoam, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel


January 26: Christine A. Curcio, University of Alabama at Birmingham

January 20: Cigall Kadoch, Harvard “The Richard Armstrong Lecture”

March 9 THURSDAY: Yifan Cheng, UCSF “The Flexner Discovery Lecture”

April 7: Johannes Walter, Harvard

Dissertation Defense

July 20: Romell Gletten (Schey lab), “Aquaporin-5 expression, trafficking, and interacting partners in the bovine lens,”1:00 PM, 1220 MRB III

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.

March 9, 2023: Yifan Cheng, UCSF, The Flexner Discovery Lecture, live stream (Ren hosts)


Summer/Fall 2022  12:00 PM CT

8/12/2022: In-Person (LH 208) & Zoom-Colloquium: Introductory Seminar

8/26/2022: In-Person (LH 214) & Zoom-Colloquium: Stacey Satchell