- 2017 Killian Award Lecture by Professor Eric Lander
45th James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award Lecture by Eric Lander, Professor of Biology and President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Time: 4–5 pm
Location: 10-250, Huntington Hall
Lecture title: "Secrets of the Human Genome"
Eric Lander, a biologist widely known for his work in mapping the human genome, has been named the recipient of the 2016-2017 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award.
Professor Lander greatly influenced science policy during his tenure as co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, which advises the White House, and he is highly regarded at MIT as a teacher, leader, and mentor. His teaching contributions include co-developing MIT’s Introductory Biology course in 1991–1992, together with Professor Emerita Nancy Hopkins.