Life Sciences lectures are open to the public and are held at the Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium at the Simons Foundation headquarters in New York City. Tea is served prior to each lecture.
Sex Differences in Health and Disease: Do Males and Females Read their Genomes Differently?
David C. Page, M.D.Director, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Cytotoxic T-cells and HIV: Can a Partially Effective Immune Response Be Improved to Cure Infection?
Brad Jones, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Immunology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Mapping Human Cerebral Cortex: Structure, Function, Connectivity, Development, and Evolution
David Van Essen, Ph.D.Alumni Endowed Professor of Neuroscience, Washington University in St. Louis
Reflections on Human Origins Since Darwin’s Conjectures
Richard E. Leakey, FRSProfessor, Chair, Turkana Basin Institute, Stony Brook University
Exploring Cancer Drivers and Dependencies
Scott W. Lowe, Ph.D.Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Astrochemistry and the Making of Habitable Planets
Karin Öberg, Ph.D.Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University