Forbes Lectureship

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The Forbes Lectureship is an integral part of the Grass Fellowship Program. This Lectureship began in 1959 in honor of Alexander Forbes.

Each year a high-profile scientist from outside the MBL community is invited by the Trustees of The Grass Foundation to present two lectures. The first, part of MBL’s Friday Evening Lecture Series, takes place each year on the third Friday of July. The other is given the following Monday, in collaboration with the Neurobiology Course and the Neural Systems & Behavior Course. In addition, the scientist spends time in residence with the Grass Fellows, advising them on their projects and career paths.

Upcoming Forbes Lecturers:

2024 Dr. Yasmin Hurd, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2025 Dr. Vanessa Ruta, The Rockefeller University