Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Lecture
One of our main events every year is the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Lecture. The day features a lunch with and a lecture by a distinguished biologist.
In 2014, we hosted Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry at Duke University, 2007 National Medal of Science laureate in Biological Sciences, and HHMI investigator. Dr. Lefkowitz helped to reveal the structure and function of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), for which he was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The lecturer ended up being snowed out, but we were still able to host the lecture over Skype- thanks so much to Dr. Lefkowitz and to everyone who came! We sincerely thank our other past speakers, including Dr. Carol Greider (2013), and Dr. Brian Druker, (2012)
Charles "Ned" E. Holt Memorial Lecture
Every year, a distinguished scientist and teacher "interested both in the biological sciences and undergraduate education" is invited to speak before the MIT undergraduate community and the public at the Charles Edward Holt Memorial Lecture as part of the Biology Colloquium Series. We thank our past lecturers, Dr. Thomas Cech (2013) and Dr. Mark Krasnow (2012).
In 2015, we look forward to hosting Dr. Michel Nussenzweig!