2019 Lloyd “Holly” Smith Distinguished Lecture
To kick off Gladstone’s 40th Anniversary Scientific Symposium, Gladstone is hosting the 2019 Lloyd “Holly” Smith Distinguished Lecture with Eric N. Olson. The Lloyd “Holly” Smith Distinguished Lecture brings nationally and internationally recognized scientific leaders to Gladstone to share their novel research discoveries with our community.
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3:30–4:30pm: Lecture by Eric N. Olson
About the Speaker
Eric Olson is the founding chair of the Department of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern. He also directs the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine and the Wellstone Center for Muscular Dystrophy Research. He holds The Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Science and the Annie and Willie Nelson Professorship in Stem Cell Research. Olson and his team have discovered many of the genes that control heart and muscle development and disease. His most recent work has provided a new strategy for correction of Duchenne muscular dystrophy using CRISPR gene editing. Olson’s discoveries at the interface of developmental biology and medicine have illuminated the fundamental principles of tissue formation and have provided new concepts in the quest for muscle and cardiovascular therapeutics. He has co-founded multiple biotechnology companies to develop therapies for heart and muscle disease, including Myogen, Miragen, Tenaya Therapeutics, and Exonics.
Gladstone has hosted the Distinguished Lecture Series since 1993. In 2014, the series was renamed to honor Lloyd H. ‟Holly” Smith, Jr., who served as a valuable adviser to Gladstone for many years.
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