Lemley Family Leadership Lecture

Lemley Family Leadership Lecture Series

The Lemley Family Leadership Lecture Series invites exceptional leaders who are preeminent in their field to campus to engage and inspire the University community.

Established in 2020 through a generous gift made by Wayne C. Lemley ’80 Ph.D., the series features highly accomplished scholars, thought leaders, policymakers and practitioners who will inform, challenge and educate — advancing Brown’s commitment to promoting a vibrant intellectual environment.

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Featured Event

Carolyn Bertozzi

Stanford chemist Carolyn Bertozzi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her development of bioorthogonal reactions, which allow scientists to explore cells and track biological processes without disrupting the normal chemistry of the cell.

Bertozzi will present a retrospective of her remarkable contributions to chemical biology. She almost singlehandedly created the field of bioorthogonal chemistry, which is now used in the development of human biotherapeutics. 

Bioorthogonal chemistry has opened new avenues for biological research and therapeutic science. Bertozzi will present the origin story of bioorthogonal chemistry as a tool for molecular imaging of cell surface glycans, advances in reaction development, and recent translational work leading to clinical drug candidates.