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BEADLE AND TATUM LECTURE
Cori Bargmann, an internationally recognized neurobiologist and geneticist, is President of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan in December 2015, is a philanthropic organization that brings together world-class engineering, grant-making, impact investing, policy, and advocacy work. Dr. Bargmann is also the head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior and the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor at the Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Bargmann is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She received the 2012 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience and the 2013 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, among many scientific honors. She also co-chaired the National Institutes of Health committee that set goals and strategies for President Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN Initiative). Dr. Bargmann is a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Beadle and Tatum Lecture is one of two special lectures in the Department of Biology. It is named for two famous alumni of the department, George Beadle and Ed Tatum, who won the Nobel Prize in 1958 for their work on genetics.