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Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series

The Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series features top-tier scientists and physicians performing high-impact research in a variety of areas.

Most Lectures, with few exceptions, will be held on the third Thursday of each month beginning in September. The seminars will be of broad interest and are open to all University of Iowa faculty, staff, students and the public. A list of previous speakers is located here. Some seminars are recorded and can be viewed by University of Iowa faculty, staff and students online. 

UI Carver College of Medicine departments, institutes, centers, and programs may nominate speakers at https://uiowa.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1756810 under CCOM Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture Nominations. Questions should be directed to Erin Brothers @ com-research@uiowa.edu

Lectures are held in person and via Zoom.

2022-2023 Schedule

Paul Bieniasz

   Paul Bieniasz, PhD

   Purnell W. Choppin Professor and Head
   Laboratory of Retrovirology
   The Rockefeller University
   Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology

"Antibodies versus SARS-CoV-2: Resisting Resistance"

Thursday, November 17, 2022
4:00-5:00 pm
Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110A MERF) and Zoom

Dr. Bieniasz studies the biology and evolution of viruses, including HIV-1, and host-virus interactions.

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Beth Stevens, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
FM Kirby Neurobiology Center, Boston's Children's Hospital
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology and the Michael J. Brody Memorial Lecture

Thursday, April 20, 2023
4:00-5:00 pm
Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110A MERF) and Zoom

Dr. Stevens' work explores neuro-immune interactions during healthy development and in disease, with a focus on how neuron-glia communication facilitates the formation, elimination and plasticity of synapses.

 

2022-2023 Open Schedule Dates

February 16, 2023
March 9 or 23, 2023
May 4, 2023