Skip to main content
Updates on the University COVID-19 response and operations available here.
Updates on the University COVID-19 response and operations available here.
Updates on the University COVID-19 response and operations available here.

Previous Events

October 24, 2022 – David J. Anderson, Ph.D., ’83
Understanding Our Social Brain: How Neurons Encode Innate Social Behaviors
Price Family Center for the Social Brain – Inaugural Symposium Keynote

April 21, 2022 – Holly S. Andersen, M.D.
Heart Disease and Stroke in 2022: Research, Treatment, Prevention

October 26, 2021 – Daniel Mucida, Ph.D.
The Inside Story: How the Microbiome Influences Communication Between Our Nervous and Immune Systems

September 14, 2021 – Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D. and Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D.
A COVID-19 Update: Vaccines and Variants

April 13, 2021 – Barry S. Coller, M.D.
Racing Against Time: A New Approach to Battling Heart Attack

February 9, 2021 – Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D.
SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines and Variants

December 10, 2020 – Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.
Fighting COVID-19 With Antibody Therapy

October 20, 2020 – Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.
Breaking News on Covid-19: Global Research Pinpoints the Causes of Many Severe Cases

October 13, 2020 – Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
A Burning Question: Can Some Body Fat Keep You Thin?

October 6, 2020 – Richard A. Friedman, M.D.
Stress and Anxiety in a Global Pandemic: How Parents and Kids Can Cope

September 22, 2020 – Sir John Bell
Racing to Beat COVID-19: The Oxford Vaccine and Other Tales from the UK

July 9, 2020 – Paula Zahn and Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
COVID-19: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed?

June 18, 2020 – Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D.
Fighting COVID-19 With Convalescent Plasma, Potent Antibodies, and an Understanding of Immunity

May 21, 2020 – Charles M. Rice, Ph.D.
The Race to Control COVID-19: Innovative Strategies to Develop New Drugs

May 14, 2020 – Marina Caskey, M.D.
Antibody Therapeutics and Pathways to Prevention

May 7, 2020 – Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.
Why Are Some Young and Previously Healthy People Very Sick? The Role of Human Genes in COVID-19

April 21, 2020 – Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.
Antibodies Against COVID-19: The Path to Effective Treatments and a Vaccine

October 30, 2019 – Sidney Strickland, Ph.D.
The Clot Thickens: New Concepts for Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

April 10, 2019 – Winrich Freiwald, Ph.D., and Christina Pressl, M.D.
What Makes Us Human? The Neuroscience of Social Intelligence

October 25, 2018 – Jue Chen, Ph.D., and Roderick MacKinnon, M.D.
Science Goes 3-D: Revealing the Atomic Secrets Inside Our Cells

May 31, 2018 – Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
Genes, Genomes, and the Future of Medicine

October 26, 2017 – Priya Rajasethupathy, M.D., Ph.D.
Memory: New Insights into the Dynamic Brain

April 27, 2017 – Sohail Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D.
Stopping Cancer in its Tracks: New Approaches to Metastasis

December 1, 2016 – Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., and Laura Landro
A Conversation with Richard P. Lifton

May 23, 2016 – George Q. Daley, M.D.
The CRISPR Revolution: Genome Editing and the Future of Medicine

November 5, 2015 – Michael W. Young, Ph.D., and Ana C. Krieger, M.D., M.P.H.
Sleep: Why Our Brains and Our Bodies Need It

May 28, 2015 – Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., and Barry Coller, M.D.
The Future of Translational Medicine and Drug Discovery: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

December 3, 2014 – Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.
At the Frontier of Neuroscience: Launching the BRAIN Initiative

June 5, 2014 – Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Leptin at 20: Body Weight Regulation and the Hunger Hormone

May 22, 2014 – Ali Brivanlou, Ph.D.
Recent Stem Cell Breakthroughs: The Future of Patient-Specific Therapies

November 7, 2013 – Sidney Strickland, Ph.D.
Confronting the Complexities of Dementia: Research on the Vascular System and Alzheimer’s Disease

September 17, 2013 – John M. Barry
The Fabulous Flexners and the Extraordinary Dr. Welch: The Birth of Modern Biomedicine

March 6, 2013 – John Coates, Ph.D., and Linda Wilbrecht, Ph.D.
The Biology of Risk-Taking: How Age, Gender and Experience Affect Decisions and Behavior

October 2, 2012 – Martin Blaser, M.D.
Friend and Foe: Microbes in the Body

April 12, 2012 – Richard E. Nisbett, Ph.D.
Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Culture Count

October 26, 2011 – Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., and Laura Landro
A Conversation with Marc Tessier-Lavigne

April 7, 2011 – Robert Essner, Sidney A. Taurel, and Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D.
Cures and Commerce: The Evolving Pharmaceutical Industry, A View from the Top



Lisa Kressbach
Senior Director
The Rockefeller University Council Initiative
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 164
New York, NY  10065