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Caskey Lecture Series

The Caskey Lecture series was established to provide a public forum to address issues on the 21st Century impact of biotechnology on medicine. Presented annually, the series brings to campus leading scientists who are on the cutting-edge of biotechnological discoveries with profound implications for medical diagnoses, treatments and cures. The series is made possible by C. Thomas Caskey, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and President of Cogene Biotech Ventures. This lecture is free and open to the public.

The Caskey Lecture began in 2004. Below are listed the five most recent speakers:

2016
iPS Cell Technology Offers Fresh Hope to Patients Living with Neurological Diseases, Including Parkinson’s
Dr. Rudolf Jaenish, Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2015               
Magic Bullets for Breast Cancer: Matching the Target, Tumor Type and Treatment
Dr. Kimberly L. Blackwell, Duke University Medical Center

2014               
Genomic Medicine: Its Time Has Arrived

Dr.  Daniel J. Rader, University of Pennsylvania

2013               
Autism: A New Genetic Approach
Dr.  Arthur L. Beaudet, Baylor College of Medicine

2012               
Stem Cells of the Skin: Their Biology and Clinical Promise

Dr.  Elaine Fuchs, Howard Hughes Medical Institute The Rockefeller University