ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Prof. Bruce Beutler is best known for his pioneering molecular and genetic studies of inflammation and innate immunity. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2011 for discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity.
He is currently a Regental Professor and Director of the Center for Genetics of Host Defense at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also holds the Raymond and Ellen Willie Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research, in honor of Laverne and Raymond Willie, Sr. He is a member of multiple American and foreign academies of science, including the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), and the Academy of Athens.