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Wendell A. Lim, Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Interdisciplinary Research Team and Grant Program Overview (Bonnie Bassler)

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.



IDR Team Starters Meet to Review Assignments

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion


  • Joe Palca, Host of NAKFI’s Preconference Podcast Tutorials


  • Frances H. Arnold (NAS/NAE/IOM), Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology

  • Michael Elowitz, Assistant Professor of Biology and Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology

  • David A. Tirrell (NAS/NAE), Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor and former Chairman, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

  • Laurie Zoloth, Director, Center for Bioethics, Science, and Society, Northwestern University

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Interdisciplinary Research Team Session 1

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.


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