Past John M. Prather Lectures

February 8, 2016 The Honorable Dr. Jane Lubchenco 
Oregon State University, Dept. of State's First U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean
From Doom and Gloom to Hope: Innovations in Ocean Science and Policy
February 9, 2016 The Honorable Dr. Jane Lubchenco 
Oregon State University, Dept. of State's First U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean
The Public Choices You Make: From Engagement to Advocacy
March 30, 2014 **CANCELLED**
The Honorable Dr. Jane Lubchenco 
Oregon State University, Dept. of State's First U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean
Science in Policy and Politics
March 31, 2014 **CANCELLED**
The Honorable Dr. Jane Lubchenco 
Oregon State University, Dept. of State's First U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean
Delivering on Science's Social Contract: Innovations in Ocean Practices and Policies Provide Hope for the Future
October 29, 2014 Jeffrey I Gordon
Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine
The Human Gut Microbiota and Childhood Undernutrition: Looking at Human Development from a Microbial Perspective
October 30, 2014 Jeffrey I Gordon
Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine
Our Gut Microbiomes and Obesity: Establishing Causal Relationships (and Remember Robert Koch)
October 31, 2014 Jeffrey I Gordon
Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine
Translating Human Microbiome Research to Achieve Healthier Societies: The Nexus of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
April 24, 2013 Eric Lander
Founding Director, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Biology, MIT 
Secrets of the Human Genome
April 25, 2013 Eric Lander
Founding Director, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Biology, MIT 
Understanding the Human Genome: Progress and Prospects (Part 1)
April 25, 2013 Eric Lander
Founding Director, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Biology, MIT 
Understanding the Human Genome: Progress and Prospects (Part 2)
April 26, 2012 Svante Pääbo
Director, Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 
Archaic Genomics
April 27, 2012 Svante Pääbo
Director, Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 
Functional Analyses of a Gene Involved in Speech and Language
April 28, 2012 Svante Pääbo
Director, Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 
Human Origins from a DNA Perspective
March 29, 2011 Cori Bargmann
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University
Unraveling Relationships between Genes and Behavior
March 30, 2011 Cori Bargmann
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University
Fifty Years of Solitude: Genetic Variation in Foraging Behavior
March 31, 2011 Cori Bargmann
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University
The Invisible Wiring Diagram: Using Fixed Circuits to Generate Flexible Behaviors
April 5, 2010 Edward O. Wilson
Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology, Harvard University
Biodiversity and the Future of Biology
April 6, 2010 Edward O. Wilson
Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology, Harvard University
The Superorganism
April 7, 2010 Edward O. Wilson
Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology, Harvard University
Consilience
May 8 2009 J. Craig Venter
Founder, Chairman and President, J. Craig Venter Institute
A Genomic View of the World
May 8, 2009 J. Craig Venter
Founder, Chairman and President, J. Craig Venter Institute
Synthetic Life
May 7, 2008 Huda Y. Zoghbi
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
Rett Syndrome: Insight into an Autism Spectrum Disorder
May 8, 2008 Huda Y. Zoghbi
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1: Complex Balance
May 9, 2008 Huda Y. Zoghbi
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
Math and the Evolution of Hearing and Balance
May 23, 2007 David Kingsley
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Standford University School of Medicine
Selection in Action: From Dogs to Humans
May 24, 2007 David Kingsley
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Standford University School of Medicine
How is Anatomy Encoded in the Genome?
May 25, 2007 David Kingsley
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Standford University School of Medicine
Fishing for the Secrets of Vertebrate Evolution
March 8, 2006 Jared Diamond
Departments of Geography and Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Continental Differences in Human History
March 9, 2006 Jared Diamond
Departments of Geography and Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Problem-solving by Human Societies
March 10, 2006 Jared Diamond
Departments of Geography and Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles
April 21, 2004 Thomas Jessell
Columbia University Medical Center
Gradients, Transcriptional Codes, and Neuronal Diversity
April 22, 2004 Thomas Jessell
Columbia University Medical Center
A Deterministic View of Neural Circuit Assembly in the Developing Brain
April 23, 2004 Thomas Jessell
Columbia University Medical Center
Directing Stem Cell Differentiation: Insights from Neural Development