The Baxter Lectureship

The Baxter Lectureship was created by Helen Blau to bring high profile speakers to talk to the scientific community at Stanford about their work. These speakers include numerous Nobel Prize winners. 

Eric Olson, PhD
April 2016

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

CRISPR/Cas9 genomic editing and regenerative medicine to correct muscle disease: the future is now

George Church, PhD
January 2015

Harvard Medical School

Radically altering genomes, organs and ecosystems 

Gary Ruvkun, PhD
April 2014

Harvard Medical School
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, 2015

C. elegans surveillance of conserved cellular components to detect and defend pathogen attacks, real or imagined

Nicole Le Douarin, PhD
December 2013

Kyoto Prize, 1986

The neural crest, a source of stem cells, its role in development and evolution of vertebrates 

Phillip Sharp, PhD
March 2013

Koch Institute
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1993

The synthesis and functions of microRNAs and other non-coding RNAs

Jonas Frisén, MD, PhD
2010

Karolinksa Institute 

Neural stem cells and neurogenesis in the adult central nervous system

Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD
March 2009

President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2009

The role of telomeres in cancer and aging

Thomas Cech, PhD
March 2008

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder
President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1989

Telomerase: bipartisan effort by RNA and protein to extend chromosome ends

Eric Kandel, MD
May 2006

Columbia University
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2000

The long and short of long-term memory: molecular mechanisms for perpetuating learning specific growth

Sir John Gurdon, Kt, DPhil, FRS
2005

Cambridge University
Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 2012

Nuclear reprogramming in oocytes as a possible route to cell replacement

Joseph L. Goldstein, MD
2005

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 1985

The SREBP pathway: cholesterol homeostasis achieved by regulated intramembrane proteolysis

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