David Baltimore, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate and Professor, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology.

Nobel Laureate David Baltimore Delivers Second Annual Aaron J. Shatkin Lecture

Dr. David Baltimore is the Robert A. Millikan Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology. He is well known for the discoveries of reverse transcriptase and NF-κB and for the use of recombinant DNA to encode infectious animal RNA viruses in plasmids, first demonstrated with poliovirus. He shared the 1975 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for the 'discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell'. Dr. Baltimore has served as founding director of the Whitehead Institute at MIT, the president of Rockefeller University, the president of the California Institute of Technology and the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The 2013 Aaron J. Shatkin Lecture was held on Tuesday, April 9 at 4:00PM in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Main Lecture Hall, adjacent to CABM. Attendees were invited to a reception in the Great Hall immediately following the lecture.

The Endowed Aaron J. Shatkin Lectureship

To recognize the scientific achievements and the excellence in science and education fostered by CABM founding director, Aaron Shatkin, an endowed annual lectureship was established in his name and announced at the 25th Anniversary CABM Symposium in October 2011. Dr. Shatkin attended the inaugural lecture, delivered by Dr. Harold Varmus in April 2012.

CABM appreciates the tremendous support expressed for the Aaron J. Shatkin Lectureship and extends our warmest thanks to friends, colleagues and donors to the fund. We look forward to making the Shatkin Lecture a highly anticipated event on campus each spring.

To contribute to the lectureship fund, please visit the Aaron J. Shatkin Lectureship Fund page.