Plenary Speakers

All plenary sessions will be presented in Alumni Hall, Science Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor. Venue seating is limited due to construction. Please arrive early.

Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: Insights, Opportunities, and Prospects for Cures
11:00 a.m., Thursday, 19 October

James P. Allison, PhD
Professor and Chair of Immunology
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Plenary Session 2—Provost Lecture
Neuroscience in the Age of Information
4:00 p.m., Thursday, 19 October

Terrence Sejnowski, PhD
Francis Crick Professor
Salk Institute for Biological Sciences
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Plenary Session 3—Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture
Regulation of Growth by the mTOR Pathway
11:00 a.m., Friday, 20 October

David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD
Professor of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Plenary Session 4—Hofmann Lecture
Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay and Human Disease: Genome Guardian and Executor
4:00 p.m., Friday, 20 October

Lynne Maquat, PhD
J. Lowell Orbison Professor
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Director, Center for RNA Biology
University of Rochester Medical Center