CITY OF SCIENCE:
Phillip A. Sharp in Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee
at: Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Thursday, September 29, 2022 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a stimulating conversation between two great scientific minds. Molecular biologist Phillip A. Sharp received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of “split genes,” which has been fundamental to medical research on the development of cancer and other diseases. Sharp is an institute professor at MIT and member of its Department of Biology and Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research; he also co-founded the biotech companies Biogen and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. He speaks about his groundbreaking work with Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, a faculty member at Columbia University Medical Center, and a cancer physician and researcher. Mukherjee is also the author of The Gene: An Intimate History and the forthcoming The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human.
Presented with the BGI Nobel Laureate Archives Program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.