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Sneak Peek of 2021–2022 Season (Click Here)

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to Thursday, June 30, 2022
2021–2022 WALS Schedule
WALS 2021–2022
Sneak Peek

September 29, 2021
Sherita Hill Golden, M.D.
Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism; Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Johns Hopkins Medicine

October 6, 2021
Margaret Pittman Lecture (2020)
Linda Fried, M.D.
Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health; DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice; Professor of Epidemiology; and Medicine Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

October 13, 2021
Kay Tye, Ph.D.
Professor, Systems Neurobiology Laboratory; and Wylie Vale Chair, Salk Institute 

October 20, 2021
DeWitt Stetten Jr. Lecture
Trevor Bedford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division; Associate Professor, Herbold Computational Biology Program; and Associate Professor, Human Biology Division, Fred Hutch

October 27, 2021
Vikram Patel, Ph.D.
The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School

November 3, 2021
Susan Parkhurst, Ph.D.
Professor, Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

November 10, 2021
Kim Janda, Ph.D.
Ely R. Callaway Jr. Professor of Chemistry Professor; Director, Worm Institute for Research & Medicine; Skaggs Scholar, The Skaggs Institute For Chemical Biology Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research

November 17, 2021
Leonard Zon, M.D.
HHMI Investigator; Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital.

December 1, 2021
Luda Diatchenko, M.D., Ph.D.
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics; Pfizer Canada Professor in Pain Research. McGill University

December 8, 2021
Astute Clinician Lecture
Brigitte Widemann, M.D.
Chief, Pediatric Oncology Branch; Head, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Section; CCR Deputy Director, NCI

December 15, 2021
William E. Paul Lecture
John O'Shea, M.D.
NIAMS Scientific Director, NIH

January 5, 2022
Danielle Bassett, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

January 12, 2022
Andrea Califano, Ph.D.
Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology; Chair, Department of Systems Biology; Director, JP Sulzberger Columbia Genome, Columbia University Medical Center

January 19, 2022
Eric Greene, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University Medical Center 

January 26, 2022
George Khoury Lecture
Julie Overbaugh, Ph.D.
Professor, Human Biology Division; Professor, Public Health Sciences Division; Endowed Chair for Graduate Education; and Director, Office of Education and Training, Fred Hutch

February 2, 2022
Katherine High, M.D.
President of Therapeutics, AskBio; Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania

February 9, 2022
Doreen Cantrell, Ph.D.
Professor of Cellular Immunology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, University of Dundee, Scotland

February 16, 2022
Cassandra Extavour, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

February 23, 2022
Cliff Tabin, Ph.D.
George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder Professor of Genetics; Chair, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

March 2, 2022
Margaret Pittman Lecture
Guillermina Lozano, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Genetics, Division of Basic Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

March 9, 2022
NIH Director's Lecture
Tracy Johnson, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator; Keith and Cecilia Terasaki Presidential Endowed Chair in the Life Sciences; and Professor of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles

March 16, 2022
Judith Frydman, Ph.D.
Donald Kennedy Chair, School of Humanities and Sciences; Professor of Genetics, Stanford Medicine

March 22, 2022 
Special Tuesday Lecture, Demystifying Medicine
Sangeeta Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D.
John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

March 23, 2022
Ileana Cristea, Ph.D.
Henry L. Hillman Professor of Molecular Biology; Director of Graduate Studies, Princeton University

March 30, 2022
G. Burroughs Mider Lecture
Andrew Singleton, Ph.D.
NIH Distinguished Investigator, National Institute on Aging, NIH

April 6, 2022
Anna Huttenlocher, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

April 13, 2022
NIH Director's Lecture
Leslie Vosshall, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator; Robin Chemers Neustein Professor; Head, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller Institute

April 20, 2022
Hans Clevers, M.D., Ph.D. 
Group Leader, Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research and the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology; Professor at Utrecht University and Oncode Investigator, Netherlands

April 27, 2022
Rebecca Heald, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

May 4, 2022
Rolla E. Dyer Lecture
Namandje Bumpus, Ph.D.
Director, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences; Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medicine

May 11, 2022
John Kuriyan, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator; Chancellor's Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

May 18, 2022
Robert S. Gordon Jr. Lecture
Speaker TBA

May 25, 2022
Marshall W. Nirenberg Lecture
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, M.D.
Associate Dean for Global Health; Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Human Genetics, University of Chicago; Director, University of Chicago Hospital's Cancer Risk Clinic

June 1, 2022
NIH Director's Lecture
Damien Fair, Ph.D.
Professor, Institute of Child Development; Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Redleaf Endowed Director, Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, University of Minnesota

June 8, 2022
Yishi Jin, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator; Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Professor, Biological Sciences
UCSD School of Medicine

June 15, 2022
Gillian Griffiths, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology and Immunology, University of Cambridge; Director, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

June 22, 2022
Florence Mahoney Lecture on Aging
Yakeel T. Quiroz, Ph.D.

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