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Lectures & Seminars

Tracy M. Sonneborn Lecture Series

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Upcoming Speaker

Eric F. Wieschaus

Squibb Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University and the 1995 recipient of the Nobel Prize   

April 16, 2013
4pm, Myers Hall 130

"Cellular Mechanics and Cell Shape Change during Drosophila Gastrulation"

About the Lecture Series  (top)

Friends of the late Tracy M. Sonneborn established a lectureship in his memory in 1981.  Support for this lecture has been provided by the Sonneborn Lecture Fund and the Department of Biology.


Past Sonneborn Lectures  (top)

2011
Joseph G. Gall, Staff Member, Department of Embryology, Carneige Instituion for Science. "Transcription During the Lampbrush Chromosome Stage of Oogenesis."

2011
C. David Allis, Tri-Institutional Professor, Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and Head, Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics, The Rockefeller University"Beyond the Double Helix: Varying the 'Histone Code'."

2010
Tian Xu, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine.  "Forward Genetic Screens In Flies and Mice for Deciphering Biology and Disease"

2009

Terry Orr-Weaver, Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  "Differential DNA Replication as a Developmental Strategy and Replication Model"

2007
David Baulcombe
, Professor of Botany, University of Cambridge, UK. "The Biogenesis and Roles of Small Silencing RNAs"

2006
J. Richard McIntosh
, Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder.  "The Logic of Chromosome Movement"

2005
Cynthia Kenyon
, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco.  "From Worms to Mammals: The Hormonal Control of Life Span"

2003 Sharon Long

2002 Philip Hanawalt

2001 David M. Prescott

2000 Elliot Meyerowitz

1999 John Kilmartin

1998 Jim Forney, Eric Meyer, Meng-Chao Yao and John Preer

1997 Randy W. Schekman

1996 Lucy Shapiro

1995 Gerald M. Rubin

1994 Christine Guthrie

1993 Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

1992 Melvin I. Simon

1991 Elizabeth H. Blackburn

1990 Thomas R. Cech

1989 Ira Herskowitz

1988 Franklin Stahl

1987 David Botstein

1986 Mark Ptashne

1985 David S. Hogness

1984 Gerald R. Fink

1983 Philip Leder

1982 Donald D. Brown

1981 Charles Yanofsky

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