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2016 Bernard Cohen Memorial Lecture in Genetics


Tom Maniatis, Ph.D.
Isidore Edelman Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Columbia University

"The Clustered Protocadherins Provide a Molecular Logic of Neuronal Self-Recognition"

Monday, April 11, 2016, 4:00 PM
Main Auditorium, Biomedical Research Building

Tom Maniatis is the Isidore Edelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, his PhD from Vanderbilt University, and postdoctoral training at Harvard University and the Medical Research Council in Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia he served on the faculties of Harvard University, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Caltech.

Dr. Maniatis is known for pioneering the development and application of DNA cloning methods to studies of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of gene regulation. His work has led to the discovery of fundamental mechanisms of RNA transcription and splicing, and signal transduction. His research contributions have been recognized by membership in the U.S. National Academy of Science, and his seminal role in the founding of the biotechnology industry by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. Among the honors he has received is the Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science.