Jerome S. Brody, MD, Lecture

BU Photo Services (KWZ) 6/21 BRODY, JEROME PULMONARY PROF. MED 06-2112Dr. Jerry Brody was Professor Emeritus in the Pulmonary Center. He was the longest serving Director of the Pulmonary Center, overseeing its growth and accomplishments for over 30 years. We endeavor to continue his mission, including pulmonary research performed by basic and clinical scientists working together.  Dr. Brody had a scientific passion for lung development and has made many seminal contributions relating to cigarette smoking-induced lung disease, including lung cancer and COPD. This lectureship honors Dr. Brody and his vision of multidisciplinary biological research advancing pulmonary medicine.

Dr. Brody passed away in January, 2023. A memorial was published in the red journal.


2024: Tyler Jacks, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Investigating Tumor Evolution Using Genetically Engineered Mouse Models of Cancer.”

2022: Carla Kim, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital-Boston, “Regulation of Lung Progenitors in Homeostasis, Disease and Cancer: through the lens of organoids and single cell analysis”

2021: Wellington Cardoso, MD, PhD, Columbia University School of Medicine, “Origin and fate of airway progenitors in development and diseases.”

2020: G. R. Scott Budinger, MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine, “Understanding Aging through the Prism of Aveolar Macrophages.”

2019: Judith Campisi, PhD, the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, “Cellular Senescence, the Lung and Aging: The Jerry Brody Connection.”

2018: Paul K. Potter, PhD, Imperial College, “Disease Model Discovery: The Harwell Ageing Screen.”

2017: Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, “Strategies to Treat and Prevent Resistance to EGFR Inhibitors in Lung Cancer.”


Jointly supported by the Pulmonary Center and the Section of Computational Biomedicine.  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 Jerry Brody 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.