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January 8, 2019

Michael D. Stein, MD 
Professor and Chair of Health Law, Policy and Management
Boston University School of Public Health
Hosts: Adam Gordon, Internal Medicine
Marcela Smid, Maternal Fetal Medicine

January 22, 2019

Bill Sugden, PhD
Professor of Oncology
American Cancer Society Research Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“How Epstein-Barr Virus and Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpesvirus Persist and Contribute to Lymphomas”
Host: David Grunwald, Human Genetics 

February 12, 2019

Yoel Sadovsky, MD
Executive Director
Magee-Women’s Research Institute
University of Pittsburgh
“Placental Exosomes in Maternal-Placental-Fetal Communication”
Host: Martin Tristani-Firouzi, Pediatrics

February 26, 2019 

Randy W. Schekman, PhD
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Nobel Laureate 2013
University of California Berkeley
“Sorting and Secretion of Small RNAs in Exosomes Produced in Cultured Human Cells”
Host: Diane M. Ward, Pathology

Benning Public Lecture

February 28, 2019

6:00 pm, Natural History Museum of Utah
Svante Pääbo, PhD
Evolutionary Genetics
Max Planck Institute for
Evolutionary Anthropology
“Archaic Genomics”
Host: Michael Varner, Obstetrics and Gynecology

March 12, 2019 

Brian Burke, PhD
Professor and Research Director
A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore
Host: Katie Ullman, Oncological Sciences

March 26, 2019  

Sheena Josselyn, PhD
Senior Scientist
Professor of Physiology
Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto
“Making and Breaking Memories”
Host: Jason Shepherd, Neurobiology and Anatomy

April 9, 2019

Cam Patterson, MD, MBA
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
“Academic Medical Centers are on the Edge (of Something)”
Host: Haibo Wang, Ophthalmology

April 23, 2019

Marc Kirschner, PhD
Professor of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School
“Size Control in Mammalian Cells”
Host: Kristen Kwan, Human Genetics

May 14, 2019

Janis Weis, PhD
Professor of Pathology
University of Utah
“Lessons from Experimental Lyme Disease:  Infection-Induced Collateral Damage Underlies Pathogenesis”
Host: Anthea Letsou, Human Genetics   

May 28, 2019

Akiko Iwasaki, PhD
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology
Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Yale University
“Antiviral Immune Response at Mucosal Surfaces”
Host: Nels Elde, Human Genetics


September 25, 2018

Bioscience Symposium and Don Summers Memorial Lecture
7:00 pm, Marriott University Park Hotel
Jim Wells, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco
“Attacking the Cell Surfaceome in Cancer”
Host: Michael Kay, Biochemistry

October 9, 2018

Dana Carroll, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry
University of Utah
“The Impact of Biology on Genome Editing”
Host: Wes Sundquist, Biochemistry

October 23, 2018

David Huang, MD, PhD
Peterson Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
“Optical Coherence Tomography: Imaging Structure and Function”
Host: M. Elizabeth Hartnett, Ophthalmology

December 11, 2018

Tayyaba Hasan, PhD 
Professor of Dermatology
Professor of Health Sciences and Technology (Harvard-MIT)
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Infrared Light Activation in Biomedical Applications”
Host: Paul Sigala, Biochemistry