UW Medicine Faculty Present the Leading Edge of Research
Since its launch in 1976, the Science in Medicine Lecture Series has recognized the School of Medicine faculty research achievements and provided an opportunity for researchers to explore topics outside of their immediate fields.
Lectures are organized into the four categories described below. Speakers are nominated by members of the School of Medicine scientific community and final selection is determined by a committee of peers from the Council on Research and Graduate Education (CORGE).
New Investigator Lectures
The New Investigator Lectures provide an important forum for the recognition of exceptional junior faculty members’ current scientific research.
Science in Medicine Lectures
Science in Medicine Lecturers recognizes the body of research for established faculty members as well as recent exciting discoveries.
Distinguished Scientist Lecture
The Distinguished Scientist Lecture recognizes an accomplished School of Medicine senior faculty member, honoring outstanding achievements in their field of research.
The Annual Lecture recognizes a prominent, nationally recognized scientist from another research institution, whose research has had a profound impact on their field.
“Targeted Protein Degradation in Biology and Drug Discovery” Ning Zheng, Ph.D., May 27, 2021 at 12 PM
Rescheduled 2020 Science in Medicine Lecture.
Research in the Zheng lab seeks to understand the intricate interactions and coordinated functions of proteins and signaling molecules found in eukaryotes ranging from fungi, plants to humans. Using a structural biology approach, Zheng and his team conduct studies that span several interwoven research areas, including protein ubiquitination, cell signaling, epigenetic regulation, plant hormones, ion channels, and circadian clocks. Their overarching goal is to apply the underlying biological principles they learn to the development of novel therapeutics as well as to the planet’s ecological balance. This lecture will focus on the latest advances in our understanding of targeted protein degradation and its promising potential for drug discovery.