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A collection of all the press releases announcing the Simpson lectures

In 2006, Penn State's Eberly College of Science created a lecture series in the field of molecular medicine, the Robert T. Simpson Lectureship in Molecular Medicine.  The lectureship memorializes Robert T. Simpson, an international leader in research on chromatin, a fundamental component of chromosomes, and its role in gene regulation, who passed away in 2004.  Read more about Robert T. Simpson.

Simpson and Priestley Lectures set for October 2 and 3, 2017
21 September 2017Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, will present lectures at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017, in 108 Wartik Laboratory at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, in 301A Chemistry Building on the University Park campus.
Simpson Lecture Set for May 25
18 May 2017Richard A. Young, professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, will present the 2016/2017 Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine at 4:00 p.m.
Simpson Lecture Set for May 4
24 April 2015Stephen L. Hoffman, founder, chief executive officer, and chief scientific officer of Sanaria Incorporated, will present the 2014/2015 Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4, in 100 Life Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus. This free public lecture titled, “Moving Toward Licensure and Deployment of a Whole Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) Sporozoite (SPZ) Malaria Vaccine,” is sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Simpson Lecture Set for 5 May 2014 05 May 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory,
Date: 05 May 2014
Clifton E. Barry, III, senior investigator and section chief of the Tuberculosis Research Section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), will present the 2013/2014 Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 5 May 2014, in 101 Althouse Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus. This free public lecture, titled “In vivo Imaging of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis,” is sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Eric Greene to Present the Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine 11 February 2013 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory,
Date: 11 February 2013
Eric C. Greene, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Columbia University and an Early Career Scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will present the 2012/2013 Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 11 February 2013, in 101 Althouse Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus.
Simpson Lecture Set for 30 January 2012 30 January 2012 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM 100 Life Sciences Building,
Date: 30 January 2012
Shiv Grewal, chief of the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the head of the Chromosome Biology Section of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, will present the 2011/2012 Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 30 January, in 100 Life Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
John Lis Presents the Simpson Lecture on 18 October 18 October 2010 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory,
Date: 18 October 2010
John T. Lis, the Barbara McClintock Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University, will present the 2010/2011 Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 18 October, in 101 Althouse Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus. In this free public lecture, titled "New Views of Local and Genome-wide Transcription Regulation In Vivo," Lis will explore how genes are turned on and off. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine 05 April 2010 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Date: 05 April 2010
Robert E. Kingston, chief of the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, vice chair of the Department of Genetics at Harvard University, and vice chair of the Executive Committee on Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, will present the 2009/2010 Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 5 April 2010, in 101 Althouse Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus.
Simpson Memorial Lecture to be Held on 19 March 2009
27 February 2009  
Simpson Memorial Lecture on 5 March 2007
26 February 2007  
Inaugural Simpson Memorial Lecture on 17 April 2006
04 April 2006  

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