Division of Biology and Medicine
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry

Lecture Series

MCB offers a robust calendar of research lectures and seminars.

Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars

This conference showcases the research achievements of outstanding molecular life scientists from historically underrepresented groups. Featuring keynote presentations by distinguished scholars, the conference program also includes short talks, small group discussions, poster sessions, and more. Speakers are selected from applicants who are senior graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty members or industry scientists.

Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars

Mac V. Edds Endowed Lectureship in Developmental Biology

The Edds Lecture was established to commemorate the contributions of Mac V. Edds Jr. to the field of developmental biology and to Brown University. Mac Edds' research involved the study of vertebrate nerve growth. He was active in the Society for Developmental Biology and instrumental in the start of the journal Developmental Biology, serving as the first editor-in-chief for 10+ years. He also served as chair of the Biology Department at Brown University in the early 1960s and helped to establish the Medical School.

About Mac Vincent Edds, Jr.

Brown University Colloquium on the Biology of Human Aging

The Brown University Colloquium on the Biology of Human Aging is an inter-departmental and University-wide special seminar series. Each year since 1998, it has brought to Brown and the Providence area four scientists of the highest caliber and international reputation, to speak about current research in the area of the biology of aging and its relationship to human aging.  The Colloquium encompasses the fields of genetics, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, demographics, and gerontology, and their relevance to the study of human aging.

Brown University Frank and Joan Rothman Commencement Forum

The Frank and Joan Rothman Lecture was established in 1995 by President Vartan Gregorian to recognize the career-long contributions to Brown University made by Provost Frank Rothman and his wife, Joan. The purpose of the fund is to bring to Brown a scholar to present work either on basic genetic and molecular biological mechanisms (the area of Frank Rothman's research) or, in alternate years, on contributions to our understanding of how individuals can contribute to their own health (an area of particular interest to Joan Rothman).  

Rothman Achievements and Commencement Speakers