Keynote Speaker

Susan Lindquist, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139

Faculty Member
Whitehead Institute
Nine Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

Phone: (617)c258-5184

Title of talk: "From yeast cells to patient neurons: a powerful discovery platform for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease"

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist is a pioneer in the study of protein folding. She has shown that changes in protein folding can have profound and unexpected influences in fields as wide-ranging as human disease, evolution and nanotechnology.

Lindquist is a Member and former Director (2001-2004) of Whitehead Institute, a Professor of Biology at MIT, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Previously she was the Albert D. Lasker Professor of Medical Sciences from 1999-2001, and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, since 1978. She received a PhD in Biology from Harvard University in 1976, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997, the National Academy of Sciences in 1997 and the Institute of Medicine in 2006.

To hear more about Susan’s research in her own words, you can view some of her lectures and interviews below.

Essay in “Faces of Science,” June 2013

Crosstalks T.V. Interview, May 2013

E.B. Wilson Award Lecture, ASCB, December 2012:
Hsp90 Chaperone Scultpting Evolutionary Change: A Quantitative Genetic and Proteomic View

Interview About E.B. Wilson Award, ASCB, December 2012:
Interview with Susan Lindquist

A Celebration of Science Lecture, Washington D.C., September 2012:
The Protein Folding Problem