Join the Lasker Foundation, the University of Chicago Office of Research and National Laboratories and UChicago Medicine on Tuesday, 10/30 at 4 p.m. in the Biological Sciences Learning Center 109 to hear from Lasker Foundation Laureate Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D, Ph.D.

Friedman, the Marilyn M. Simpson Professor at The Rockefeller University and Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will give a talk titled ‘Insulin, A Discovery Interrupted: What a missed opportunity reveals about scientific progress’. During his talk, Friedman will discuss leptin, a hormone made by fat tissue that plays a key role in controlling appetite and weight, and his current work, which explores the mechanisms by which leptin mediates these functions, and seeks to identify other key regulators of body weight.

This event is open to the public.