Each year a high-profile scientist from outside the MBL community is invited by the Trustees of The Grass Foundation to present two lectures, one of which is part of MBL's Friday Evening Lecture Series. In addition, the scientist spends time in residence with the Grass Fellows advising them on their projects and career paths.
The 2016 Forbes Lecturer will be Erin Schuman from the Max Planck Instittute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany.
The 2015 Forbes Lecturer was William Catterall from Washington University.
Video recordings of previous lectures can be found on the MBL website and are linked here for your convenience:
2012 - http://www.mbl.edu/events/friday12_forbes_olivera/
2010 - http://hermes.mbl.edu/events/2010_events_friday/events_friday_07_15_10.html
2009 - http://hermes.mbl.edu/events/2009_events_friday/events_friday_07_16_09.html
2008 - http://hermes.mbl.edu/events/2008_events_friday/events_friday_07_17_08.html