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Past Dialogues of Discovery Lectures

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Past Dialogues of Discovery Lectures
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Sept 2020

Angela Rasmussen

  • Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Infection at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

“Demystifying COVID-19: The Science of SARS-CoV-2”  

Watch Part 1 | SARS-CoV2 Virology and Immunology

Watch Part 2 | SARS-CoV2 Epidemiology and Transmission

Watch Part 3 | SARS-CoV2 Therapeutics and Vaccines


Feb 2020

Frances Arnold

  • Professor, California Institute of Technology
  • Director, Rosen Bioengineering Center
  • Winner, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2018)

“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life”


Oct 2019

Pat Brown

  • CEO and founder
  • Impossible Foods
  • Former HHMI Investigator and Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

“The Planetary Imperative: How and Why I Quit My Dream Job to Found Impossible Foods”


April 2019

Stephen Quake

  • Professor, Stanford University
  • Co-President, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

“The Cell Is A Bag Of RNA”


Additional Dialogues of Discovery lectures

Peter Hecht
CEO, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Building Ironwood Pharmaceuticals from Scratch: Over 2 Million Patients Benefitting and Just Getting Started

Liz Spelke
Professor, Harvard University
Objects and People: From Core Cognition to New Systems of Knowledge (VIDEO)

Manu Prakash
Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Frugal Science: What, Why and How? (VIDEO)

Sean B. Carroll
Vice President, Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why it Matters

Jeremy Freeman
Group Leader, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Making Science Happen Faster (VIDEO)

Carol Greider
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
​Telomeres and Curiosity-Driven Research

Gerald Rubin
HHMI Vice President and Executive Director, Janelia Research Campus
Janelia at 10 (VIDEO)

Bonnie Bassler
HHMI Investigator, Princeton University
Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria (VIDEO)

Matthew Scott
President, Carnegie Institution for Science
Exploring the Genes that Built You

Shirley M. Tilghman
Former President, Princeton University
The Wild and Wacky World of Epigenetics (VIDEO)

Luke Lavis
Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus
The Chemistry of Color (VIDEO)

Gwyneth Card
Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus
Taking Action: How Small Brains Make Big Choices (VIDEO)

Joe DeRisi
HHMI Investigator, University of California, San Francisco
Unraveling Infectious Disease Mysteries Through Genomics 

John P. Donoghue
Director of the Institute for Brain Science at Brown University
Into the Heart of the Mind: Neurotechnology to Restore Lost Function (VIDEO)

Ulrike Heberlein
Scientific Program Director and Laboratory Head, Janelia Research Campus
Alcoholism: 100 Million Years in the Making? (VIDEO)

Jeremy Nathans
HHMI Investigator
The Evolution of Human Color Vision (VIDEO)

Cori Bargmann, PhD
Investigator for HHMI, and Torsten N. Wiesel Professor at The Rockefeller University
Ancient Molecules and the Modern Brain: Understanding Our Social Nature (VIDEO)

Sean Eddy
Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus
The Language of DNA (VIDEO)

Jennifer Tour Chayes
Managing Director of Microsoft Research New England and Microsoft Research New York City
Age of Networks (VIDEO)

Eric Betzig
Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus
All Things Great and Small: Historical Connections Between Astronomy and Microscopy (VIDEO)

Sean Carroll
Vice President for Science Education at HHMI
Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species

Thomas Cech
Former HHMI President
RNA Enzymes and the Origins of Life

Roian Egnor
Fellow, Janelia Research Campus
Whistling in the Dark: What Can Mouse Vocalizations Tell Us About the Brain?

Ronald Evans
HHMI Investigator at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Unlocking Ability: What Can Research Teach Us About Exercise?

Timothy Harris
Director, Applied Physics and Instrumentation Group Janelia Research Campus
Seeing the Brain in Action: A Toolmaker’s Perspective

Anthony Leonardo
Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus
Constructing Reality: What Illusions Tell Us About the Mind

Sir Paul Nurse
HHMI Trustee
Great Ideas of Biology

Roger Perlmutter
Executive Vice President for Research and Development at Amgen, Inc.
Building Better Medicines: Drug Discovery in the 21st Century

Gerald Rubin
Director, Janelia Research Campus
The Fly Brain and Yours—Closer Than You Think

Karel Svoboda
Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus
Shining Light on How the Brain Works

Leslie Vosshall
HHMI Investigator at The Rockefeller University
Bitten: Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others?

Huda Zoghbi
HHMI Investigator at the Baylor College of Medicine
The Path to Understanding and Treating Neurological Diseases

Charles Zuker
HHMI Investigator at Columbia University
Common Sense about Taste–from the Tongue to the Brain: How We Transform Sensation into Perception