Annual IBB Distinguished Lecture

The IBB Distinguished Lecture Series is held each year at Georgia Tech's Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience. The series brings nationally and internationally recognized bioengineering and bioscience leaders to the IBB community to give their perspective on the future of biotechnology. Since the series began in 2002, IBB has had the distinct honor and pleasure of hosting world-renowned lecturers.

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Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech

Past Distinguished Lecturers

2021 - Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, NAE, NAM, NAI

2020 - paused for pandemic

2019 - Wendell Lim, HHMI

2018 - Elias Zerhouni, NAM, NAE, Director of NIH

2017 - Michael DeBaun, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

2016 – Kristi Anseth, HHMI, NAS, NAM, NAE

2015 - Cori Bargmann, HHMI, NAS

2014 - Joseph DeSimone, NAE, NAS, NAM

2013 - Thomas Cech, Nobel Prize

2012 - David Mooney, NAE, NAM

2011 - Subra Suresh, NAE, Director of NSF

2010 - Ronald McKay, NIH NINDS

2009 - Phillip Sharp, Nobel Prize

2008 - George Whitesides, NAE, NAS

2007 - Shu Chien, NAE, NAS, NAM

2006 - Steven Chu, Nobel Prize, Secretary of Energy

2005 - Leroy Hood, NAE, NAS, NAM

2004 - Bruce Alberts, President of NAS

2003 - Sir Richard Sykes, Royal Academy of Engineering

2002 - Arthur Collins, CEO Medtronic

2001 - Kenneth Shine, NAS, President of IOM