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The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

The Office of the Dean has designed a lecture series to bring the intellectual work and creative scholarship of senior faculty members to the attention of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine community.

Please save the dates for the upcoming 2019 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. All presentations will be recorded and posted here afterward.

2019 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

The Development of Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Speaker:

Eric Strain, M.D., Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research

In-Person Event:

Monday, Jan. 14, 4 to 5 p.m., Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium

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The Air We Breathe: Understanding Contributions of Environmental Exposures to Chronic Airways Disease
Speaker:

Nadia Hansel, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Dean for Research

In-Person Event:

Monday, April 8, 4 to 5 p.m., Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium

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From Laboratory Curiosity to Clinical Relevance: 28 Years of DNA Topoisomerases (And Counting)
Speaker:

James Berger, Ph.D., Director of the Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences

In-Person Event:

Friday, April 12, noon to 1 p.m., Mountcastle Auditorium

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CaMKII Oxidation is a Performance-Disease Trade-Off in Vertebrate Evolution
Speaker:

Mark Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Department of Medicine

In-Person Event:

Monday, May 13, 4 to 5 p.m., Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium

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2018 Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Chasing Genomes: Solving the Anthrax Attacks, Decoding the Human Genome, and Beyond
Speaker:

Steven Salzberg, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

In-Person Event:

Tuesday, Jan. 16, noon to 1 p.m., Mountcastle Auditorium

PD-1 Blockade: A Common Denominator for Cancer Therapy
Speaker:

Suzanne Topalian, Associate Director, Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

In-Person Event:

Monday, April 2, 4 to 5 p.m., Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium; reception 5 to 6 p.m.

Solving the Mitochondria Conundrum in Cellular Proteostasis and Aging
Speaker:

Rong Li, Director, Center for Cell Dynamics, Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences

In-Person Event:

Tuesday, April 10, noon to 1 p.m., Mountcastle Auditorium; reception 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 113

Brain Repair and Motor Recovery After Stroke: The Hard Question
Speaker:

John Krakauer, Director, Center for the Study of Motor Learning and Brain Repair

In-Person Event:

Tuesday, May 8, 4 to 5 p.m., Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium; reception 5 to 6 p.m.

2017 Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Curing HIV Infection: Going Beyond N=1
Speaker:

Robert Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

In-Person Event:

Wednesday, March 1, 4 to 5 p.m., Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium

De Novo Synthesis and Memory: Mechanisms and Implications for Cognitive Disease
Speaker:

Paul Worley, M.D., professor of neuroscience

In-Person Event:

Tuesday, April 4, noon to 1 p.m., Mountcastle Auditorium

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A Central Role for the Ribosome in Specifying mRNA Decay
Speaker:

Rachel Green, Ph.D., professor of molecular biology and genetics

In-Person Event:

Friday, May 12, noon to 1 p.m., Wood Basic Science Building Auditorium

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Unleashing the FORCE on Cancer: Next-Gen Immunotherapy Approaches for Treatment and Interception
Speaker:

Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

In-Person Event:

Monday, May 22, 4 to 5 p.m., Hurd Hall

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2016 Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

An Inside Job: Na/H Exchangers Link Endosomal pH to Neurological Disease
Speaker:

Rajini Rao, Ph.D., director of the Graduate Training Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine

In-Person Event:

Monday, April 25, 2016 from noon to 1 p.m.

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Sounds in Silence: How Glial Cells in the Ear Train the Developing Auditory System
Speaker:

Dwight Bergles, Ph.D., director of the Multiphoton Imaging and Electrophysiology Core in the Department of Neuroscience

In-Person Event:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from noon to 1 p.m.

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New Targets and New Molecules for Cancer: RNA Polymerase
Speaker:

Marikki Laiho, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Division of Molecular Radiation Sciences

In-Person Event:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 4 to 5 p.m.

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