Canceled: Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture - Sekar Kathiresan, MD

Apr 21, 2022

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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This visit has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

Dr. Sekar Kathiresan will present a lecture on April 21 at 4:00pm in the Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110A MERF) with a Zoom option. Dr. Kathiresan is Professor of Medicine in the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Verve Therapeutics, a biotechnology company pioneering a new approach to the care of cardiovascular disease, transforming treatment from chronic management to single-course gene editing medicines.  Please contact Sonya Housholder for the Zoom passcode.

"From reading the genome for risk to rewriting it for cardiovascular health"

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics.

The Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture Series features top-tier scientists and physicians performing high-impact research in a variety of areas. Most lectures, with few exceptions, will be held on the third Thursday of each month during the academic year. The seminars will be of broad interest and are open to the public all University faculty, staff and students. The schedule of current speakers can be found on our website.

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