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Fall 2019 Lecture Series



Mark M. Davis, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University
Lecture: “Standing on the Shoulders of Mice:  Rebooting Human Immunology”

Date:  September 9, 2019
Time:  tbd
Place:  Veterinary College

Professor Davis is an internationally renowned immunologist who has made seminal discoveries  that have shifted paradigms in the field of Immunology.  He will speak about the human immune response to infections.


Alain Prochiantz, Professor and Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, Collège de France
1. Are We Humans? Or Are We Great Apes?
2. Comparative Cortex Evolution and Development.
3. Genomic and Epigenomic of the Nervous System.

Dates:  September 10-13, 2019, to be confirmed
Time:  tbd
Place:  tbd

Professor Prochiantz is one of France’s leading researchers in neurobiology and epigenetics.  He will speak about the brain of human and nonhuman apes.


David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM, Founder and CEO of Diet ID
Lecture: “Lifestyle Medicine for People and Planet:  An MD Talks Planetary Health”
Date: November 13, 2019
Time:  tbd
Place:  tbd

Dr. Katz is recognized globally as an expert on nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease.  He will speak about  diet, health of people and health of the planet.


Lizabeth Cohen, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Harvard University
Lecture: “Struggling to Save America’s Cities in the Suburban Age: Urban Renewal Reconsidered”
Date: November 13, 2019
Time:  tbd
Place:  tbd

Professor Cohen is a renowned scholar, author, academic leader and a leading American historian.  She will speak about urban renewal in the 1950-70s with a specific emphasis on Boston and Ed Logue.



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