Sharon Cosloy - Edward Blank Lectures

Cosloy-Blank Background

Cosloy-Blank Lecture Series

Dr. Sharon Cosloy was a member of the City College Biology faculty for 27 years and served as Chair of the Biology Department for six years. She was a beloved mentor, educator, wife and mother and a passionate investigator of life and science. The Professor Sharon Cosloy and Edward Blank Family Distinguished Scientist Lectureship is regarded as the preeminent scientific lecture on campus. The City College of New York is grateful to Edward Blank and his family for their generous support.


"Interrogating a Protein's Energy Landscape: from protein folding to coronavirus."

Susan Marqusee, Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley

October 10th, 2023



"Telomere shortening: why and how?"

Dr. Titia de Lange, Leon Hess Professor and the Director of the Anderson Center for Cancer Research at the Rockefeller University

September 21st, 2022



"Nature's Guide for Uncertain Times"

Dr. Ruth DeFries, Denning Family Chair of Sustainable Development Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University

October 12th, 2021


"Brain Rhythms in Health and Disease"

Dr. Nancy Kopell, Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, Boston University

October 7th, 2020


"Our Preposterous Universe"

Dr. Sean Carroll, Research Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology

October 17th, 2018

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"A Brief History of Environmental Successes"

Dr. Susan Solomon, Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

October 11th, 2017


"The Search for Randomness"

Dr. Persi Diaconis, MacArthur Fellow and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Stanford University

September 15th, 2016


"The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map: How We Got Here and Where We Are Going"

Dr. John O’Keefe, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College, London and 2014 Nobel Prize Recipient in Physiology or Medicine

May 28th, 2015


"Chromosome Dynamics from Bacteria to Mammalian Cells"

Dr. Nancy Kleckner, Herschel Smith Professor of Molecular Biology, Harvard University

October 23rd, 2014


"Noncoding RNAs: With a Viral Twist"

Dr. Joan Steitz, Yale University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

November 11th, 2013


"Bacterial Circuits with Small RNA Regulators"

Dr. Susan Gottesman, Co-Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Biology & NIH Distinguished Investigator, National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institute of Health

October 18th, 2012


"Life and Death of a Microbial Community"

Dr. Richard Losick, Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Biology, Harvard University

November 11th, 2011


"The Human Gut Microbiome: Dining in with Trillions of Friends"

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University, Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

December 8th, 2010


"Engineering Simple Cells to Study Complex Human Diseases"

Dr. Susan Lindquist, Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

November 19th, 2009


"Stem Cells of the Skin: Their Biology & Medical Promise"

Dr. Elaine Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, Rockefeller University

November 6th, 2008


"Dissecting a Circuit for Olfactory Behavior in C. Elegans"

Dr. Cornelia I. Bargmann, Tornsten N. Wiesel Professor, Rockefeller University


"Tiny Conspiracies: Cell to Cell Communication in Bacteria"

Dr. Bonnie Bassler, Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

November 2nd, 2006

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