Plenary Speakers

All plenary sessions will be presented in Alumni Hall, Auditorium, 7th Floor.

PLENARY SESSION 1—Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture
Host Defense Strategies
11:00 a.m., Thursday, 17 October

Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD
Sterling Professor of Immunobiology Yale University School of Medicine

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


PLENARY SESSION 2—Hofmann Lecture
Health Monitoring with Machine Learning and Wireless Sensors
4:00 p.m., Thursday, 17 October

Dina Katabi, PhD
Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology



PLENARY SESSION 3—Mellon Lecture
Past, Present, and Possible Futures for Regeneration Research
11:00 a.m., Friday, 18 October

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, PhD
Scientific Director, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


PLENARY SESSION 4—Senior Vice Chancellor
for Research

Research on the Edge of the Expanding Sphere V. 2.0
4:00 p.m., Friday, 18 October

Alfred Spector, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Head of Engineering
Two Sigma