University of Pittsburgh

All plenary sessions will be presented in Alumni Hall’s 7th floor lecture hall.

Plenary Session 1—Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture
Optical and Chemical Tools for High-Resolution Investigation of Intact Biological Systems
11:00 a.m., Thursday, 8 October

Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD
D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Plenary Session 2—Provost Lecture
Life Redesigned: The Emergence of Synthetic Biology
4:00 p.m., Thursday, 8 October

James J. Collins, PhD
Henri Termeer Professor of Biological Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Plenary Session 3—Mellon Lecture
A Molecular Arms Race: The Immune System versus HIV
11:00 a.m., Friday, 9 October

Pamela J. Björkman, PhD
Max Delbrück Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Plenary Session 4—Klaus Hofmann Lecture
Epigenetics at the Intersection of Genes and the Environment in Common Human Disease
4:00 p.m., Friday, 9 October

Andrew P. Feinberg, MD, MPH
King Fahd Professor of Molecular Medicine
Director, Center for Epigenetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine