Dr. Mary Williams Lecture in Cell Biology

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This lectureship honors Dr. Mary Williams and her passion for discovery, particularly as applied to cell biology and its role in advancing our understanding of lung development and function.  Dr. Williams is a Professor Emeritus in the Pulmonary Center.  Dr. Williams performed foundational work in the fundamental cell biology of the lung, particularly the alveolar epithelial cells.  Her microscopy investigations were both beautiful and informative, helping to define the key components of  lung structure-function relationships.

 

The 2016 Mary Williams Lecturer was Wellington Cardoso, MD, PhD, from Columbia University, who presented “Control of expansion and differentiation of the progenitor cell pool in airways.”

The 2017 Mary Williams Lecturer was Zena Werb, PhD, from UCSF, who presented “Redefining mammary development, cancer, metastasis and the microenvironment in the era of single-cell biology.”

 

Jointly supported by the Pulmonary Center and the Center for Regenerative Medicine.  Donations to support this lectureship can be made on-line from the BU Development site, by selecting “Pulmonary Research Fund” as the designated target of your contribution and specifying this lectureship specifically within the donation form. Alternatively, a check (made out to Trustees of Boston University, memo “For the Pulmonary Center and Mary Williams Lectureship”) may be sent to the Development Office, BU School of Medicine, 72 E. Concord Street, L219, Boston, MA 02118.  Contributions will help to endow the lectureship, ensuring it continues in perpetuity.

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