Event Schedule

2016-2017 Schedule of Events

NOTE: These ticketed events take place at The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4265.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

6 to 8 p.m.


“Your DNA: What Does It Mean To Have A Genetic Cancer Mutation & How Does That Inform Cancer Therapy?”

Maureen Murphy, Ph.D., Professor and Program Leader, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program; Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs; and Associate Director for Education and Career Development, Wistar Cancer Center at The Wistar Institute

Past Events

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Recognizing Outstanding Women In Biomedical Research


HONOREE: Nancy H. Hopkins, Ph.D., The Amgen, Inc. Professor of Biology Emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presentation: “Cancer Research and Gender Equity: Stunning Progress, a Long Way to Go


Thursday, January 26, 2017

“What Is Aging? An Inside Look At How Cells Change Over Time”

Ashani Weeraratna, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute


Thursday, October 6, 2016

“Winning Shot: The Past & Future Impact Of Vaccines”

Penny Heaton, M.D., Director of Vaccine Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Stanley A. Plotkin, M.D., Emeritus Professor, The Wistar Institute and University of Pennsylvania; Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Paul Offit, M.D., Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Moderated by David Weiner, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of The Wistar Institute, Director of Wistar’s Vaccine Center, and the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Professor in Cancer Research