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The American Society for Clinical Investigation is proud to present the ASCI Scientific Sessions: a monthly spotlight on distinguished investigators and their contributions to biomedical research. The Scientific Sessions are free and open to all, with a goal to create a space for our community, beyond our annual meeting, to gather and celebrate discovery.

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September 20, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD

"Leaning in to basic science to drive advancements in human health"

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, is the Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor and Chair of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and Physician-in-Ch...

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May 17, 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am (ET)

Masashi Yanagisawa, MD, PhD

“Deciphering the mysteries of sleep: toward the molecular substrate for “sleepiness””

Masashi Yanagisawa, MD, PhD, is Director of the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine at the University of Tsukuba. As a graduate stude...

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March 13, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

Maria A. Oquendo, MD, PhD

“The Neurobiological Basis of Suicidal Subtypes”

Maria A. Oquendo, MD, PhD, is Ruth Meltzer Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Hospital of ...

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February 14, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

Michael J. Welsh, MD

“Pursuing Cystic Fibrosis”

Michael J. Welsh, MD is the Carver Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical ...

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January 13, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

E. Yasmine Belkaid, PhD

“Microbiome control of host immunity”

Dr. Yasmine Belkaid is a Distinguished Investigator at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Heal...

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December 16, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

“Mitochondrial Dynamics and Cardiometabolic Disease”

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, is the William S. Adams Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Chair and Executive Medical Director of the Department of Medicine in t...

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November 10, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

Leonard I. Zon, MD

“The niche for stem cells and cancer: fishing for pathways that drive self-renewal”

Leonard I. Zon, MD is the Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Directo...

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October 25, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

James P. Allison, PhD

“Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: New insights into therapeutic mechanisms”

James P. Allison, PhD is the Regental Professor and Chair of the Department of Immunology, Vice President of Immunobiology, Executive Director of Immunothe...

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September 16, 2022 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)

Helen H. Hobbs, MD

“Nature, Nurture, and Disorders of Lipid Excess”

Helen Hobbs is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas, Texas. After...

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May 13, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

“Many Faces of Resistance to Targeted Cancer Therapy”

Charles L. Sawyers, MD, is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and is Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chair, Human Oncology & Pathology, at Me...

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March 8, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

Bruce Beutler, MD

“Mutagenesis, phenotypic screening, and automated meiotic mapping to discover disease modifier mutations in mice”

Bruce Beutler, MD, is a Regental Professor at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he directs the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense. Dr. Beut...

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February 18, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD

“Regional vulnerability in adult neurodegenerative disorders: Lessons from Spinocerebellar Ataxia type1”

Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neuroscience, and Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, an Investigator wi...

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January 18, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

James E. Crowe, Jr., MD

“Human monoclonal antibodies for infectious diseases”

Dr. Crowe is Director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and the Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbi...

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December 15, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

Christine E. Seidman, MD

“Genetic Cardiomyopathies – How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?”

Dr. Christine Seidman is the Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School, an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Ins...

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November 10, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)

Elaine Fuchs, PhD

“Epithelial Stem Cells: Survival of the Fittest”

Elaine Fuchs is renowned for her research in skin biology, its stem cells and associated genetic disorders, particularly cancers. She is an Investigator of...

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October 20, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

Daniel J. Drucker, MD

“Evolving mechanisms and clinical indications for incretin-based therapies”

Dr. Drucker is currently Professor of Medicine and Molecular and Medical Genetics, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. H...

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September 15, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD

“von Hippel-Lindau Disease: A Bedside to Bench to Bedside Story”

Dr. Kaelin is currently a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Sidney Farber Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Dana-F...

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