The Lasker Lecture Series
The 2010 Lasker Lecture, "The Origin of Cellular Life and the Emergence of Darwinian Evolution," was delivered by Jack Szostak, on March 16, 2010 at the Scripps Research Institute's Florida campus. Dr. Szostak outlined efforts to reconstruct the pre-evolutionary formation of living systems from basic chemical building blocks. Following Dr. Szostak, Brian Paegel gave a talk entitled "Landscapes for Darwinian Evolution," in which he discussed his research in microfluidic systems.
Following the lecture, Jack Szostak and Brian Paegel sat down with Robert Bazell, NBC News' Chief Science and Health Correspondent, for a panel discussion, along with questions and answers from the audience, about the challenges and rewards of a life in science.