Research

  • Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series

    The Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series features top-tier scientists and physicians performing high-impact research in a variety of areas.

    Most Lectures, with few exceptions, will be held on the third Thursday of each month beginning in September. The seminars will be of broad interest and are open to all University of Iowa faculty, staff, students and the public. A list of previous speakers is located here.  A printer-friendly seminar schedule for 2016-2017 is here. Most seminars are recorded and can be viewed by University of Iowa faculty, staff and students online. 

    2016-2017 Schedule

     Lim, Wendell

    Synthetic Biology: Learning to Talk to and Program Cells

    Wendell Lim, PhD
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Professor and Chair, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
    Director, University of California San Francisco Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology
    Co-Sponsored by the Department of Microbiology Michael A. Apicella Endowed Lecture and the Department of Biochemistry

    Thursday, September 15, 2016
    4:00-5:00 pm
    Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110 MERF) 

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     Lefkowitz, Robert

    Seven Transmembrane Receptors

    Robert Lefkowitz, MD 
    2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
    James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Pathology and Biochemistry
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Co-Sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology Michael J. Brody Memorial Lecture

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    1:00-2:00 pm
    Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110 MERF)

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     Kahn, Barbara

    TBD

    Barbara Kahn, MD
    Vice Chair of Research Strategy, Department of Medicine
    George R. Minot Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Senior Associate Member, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
    Co-Sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center

    Thursday, November 17, 2016
    4:00-5:00pm
    Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110 MERF) 

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    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    4:00-5:00pm
    Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110 MERF)

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     June, Carl

    TBD

    Carl June, MD
    Director, Translational Research Program
    Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy
    Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
    University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
    Co-Sponsored by the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Thursday, March 9, 2017
    4:00-5:00pm
    Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110 MERF) 

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    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    4:00-5:00 pm
    Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110 MERF)

     Tsao, Doris

    TBD

    Doris Tsao, MD, PhD
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Professor of Biology
    California Institute of Technology
    Co-Sponsored by the Department of Neurology and the Ramon and Victoria Lim Medical Science Lecture

    Monday, May 1, 2017
    12:30-1:30 pm
    Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110 MERF)