Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 7:00p -
Whitehead Institute - Virtual via Zoom
455 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Tech, Virtual & Streaming
You are invited to join Ruth Lehmann, President and Director of the Whitehead Institute, for a series of virtual dialogues with scientific luminaries from academia, and visionary leaders from the biotech industry.
What trends in science and technology excite them the most? Which innovations have the potential to dramatically impact the way we live and work?
Be a part of the conversation.
Age of Living Machines: A Conversation with Susan Hockfield
About Susan Hockfield
MIT President Emerita, Professor of Neuroscience; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hockfield is president emerita and professor of neuroscience at MIT, where she served as the sixteenth president. As the first life scientist to lead MIT, she championed breakthroughs emerging from the convergence of the life, engineering, and physical sciences; and she oversaw the founding of the MIT Energy Initiative, the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. Formerly at Yale University, Hockfield served as provost, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and William Edward Gilbert Professor of Neurobiology. She chaired the search committee that recruited Ruth Lehmann to become Whitehead Institute director in 2020. In 2019, Hockfield published The Age of Living Machines, a book that explores the role scientific convergence could play in overcoming major humanitarian, medical, and environmental challenges. She joined the Whitehead Institute board in 2020 and chairs the nominating committee and is a member of the leadership advisory committee.