2016 Gladstone Lloyd “Holly” Smith Distinguished Lecture
Jennifer Doudna, PhD, is a professor of molecular and cell biology and chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, where she holds the Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. As a co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9, a process that revolutionized gene editing, she has received numerous honors, including the NSF Waterman Award, the FNIH Lurie Prize, the Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, the Gruber Prize in Genetics, the Massry Prize, the Heineken Award, the Gairdner Award, the Nakasone Award, and the L’Oreal-UNESCO International Prize for Women in Science. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Inventors, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society. She was also named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2015.
Since 1993, Gladstone has hosted the Distinguished Lecture Series, which features researchers who have made significant contributions to science and medicine, including many Nobel laureates. In 2014, the series was renamed to honor Lloyd H. “Holly” Smith, Jr., who served as a valuable advisor to Gladstone for many years.
Space is limited to the first 150 Gladstone or UCSF community members. The lecture will also be available worldwide via live webcast.