The Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine recognizes foundational discoveries in the fields of biological science and medicine. The Prize— a medal, a citation, and a monetary award of $100,000—is awarded annually to an individual from any country to recognize their outstanding discovery for its unique impact on biomedicine. This year, we are honoring Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD of Baylor College of Medicine for her fundamental contributions to the basis for neurological disorders.
This year, we are thrilled to host a symposium of talks by these eminent scientists:
- Janet Rossant, PhD, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Hospital for Sick Children; University Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
- “Stem Cells, Embryos and Embryo Models”
- Lynne Maquat, PhD, J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Oncology, and Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Dentistry; Director, Center for RNA Biology; Chair, Graduate Women in Science, University of Rochester
- “Mis-regulation of Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay in the Intellectual Disability Fragile X Syndrome”
- Robb Krumlauf, PhD, Investigator & Scientific Director Emeritus, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
- “Evolution of Hox Proteins: Regulating Pluripotency and Differentiation”
- Lorenz Studer, MD, Founding Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- “Directing Cell Fate, Maturation, and Age in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”
- Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Distinguished Service Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital & winner of the Elaine Redding Brinster Prize
- “Molecular Neurobiological Studies in Rett Syndrome and MECP2 Disorders”
This week, we are hosting Sonja Schrepfer.
This week, we are hosting Francesca Spagnoli.
This week, we are hosting Terry Lechler.