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Warren Alpert Foundation Prize Symposium – Getting the Message: How Elucidation of Messenger RNA Formation Empowered RNA Therapeutics

October 7th, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

2021 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize Symposium

The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
Lynne Maquat
Joan Steitz

for the discovery of fundamental pathways and mechanisms that ensure accurate RNA splicing and quality control of gene expression involving RNA. Mutations in these pathways account for many human diseases.

The Warren Alpert Foundation and Harvard Medical School invite you to the virtual award symposium:

Opening Remarks

George Q. Daley, MD, PhD
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University
Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine

Moderated by
Karen Adelman, PhD
Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School

Featured Speakers
Lynne E. Maquat, PhD
J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor
University of Rochester Medical Center

Melissa J. Moore, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer of Platform Research, Moderna Therapeutics

Phillip Sharp, PhD
Institute Professor, Koch Institute and Department of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joan Steitz, PhD
Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Yale University School of Medicine

Eugene Yeo, PhD, MBA
Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of California San Diego


Date: October 7th, 2021
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Conferences and Symposia, Lectures / Seminars / Forums