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And listen as some of the world’s foremost scientists introduce you to the innovative medicines and treatments headed your way from Scripps Research. Each one-hour virtual lecture is free and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.


The world’s preeminent scientists at Scripps Research package these traits with their endless curiosity on a quest to solve the challenges of modern human health.

You’re invited to join them on their journeys. In this third season of our popular Front Row Lecture Series, you’ll discover how altering the community of microorganisms in our gut—the microbiome—may help reverse heart disease while improving overall health. You’ll learn how llamas are playing a key role in the race to develop a universal flu vaccine. And you’ll be amazed at the chemical artistry behind designing pain medicines that are more effective and less addictive.

Explore the full menu of this season’s lecture topics below, then mark your calendar for a scientific adventure.

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Harnessing Chemical Biology for Cancer Drug Discovery

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET

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    Gene regulation is the study of how cells turn certain genes on or off and plays a central role in the development and treatment of cancer. In this Front Row lecture, Assistant Professor Michael Erb will share his research applying chemical tools to study how chromatin, a molecular machine that plays a key role in transcription, becomes disrupted in cancer. He will discuss his research developing small molecule drugs targeting these genetic malfunctions.



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