Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, MIT and founding Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research presented the 2016 Erlanger-Gasser Lecture on Monday, October 17, 2016. His seminar was entitled "Malignant Progression of Carcinomas".
The Erlanger-Gasser Lectures were initiated in 1989 to commemorate the contributions made by Joseph Erlanger and Herbert Gasser to Physiology and Medicine. Erlanger and Gasser won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1944 for the introduction of the oscilloscope to study of electrical activity in the nerve, a technical breakthrough that led ultimately to the measurement of ionic currents and the mechanism of action potential. The department hosts a yearly Erlanger-Gasser Lecture as an opportunity to honor these two pioneering scientists and to bring luminaries in biomedical science to describe their achievements to a wide audience from around the medical school.
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