Lecture Series

Wissler-Kumar Lectureship in Pathology

The Wissler-Kumar lectureship has been endowed by Dr. Donald King, an eminent pathologist and former Dean of the Biological Sciences Division, in honor of two past chairmen of the pathology department at University of Chicago: Dr. Robert Wissler (Chairman Emeritus, 1957-1972) and Dr. Vinay Kumar (Chairman Emeritus, 2000-2016).

Each of them is a pioneering physician scientist. Dr. Wissler was among the very first to demonstrate the role of diet and in particular cholesterol in atherogenesis, both in animal models and humans. Dr. Kumar’s early studies in the genetic regulation of retroviral leukemias led to the discovery of natural killer cells by his lab.

Dr. Kumar still serves the department as the Alice Hogge and Arthur Baer Distinguished Service Professor of Pathology.

For questions, please contact Thelma Wright.

"Clonal Hematopoiesis - The Connection Between Myeloid Neoplasia and Atherosclerosis"

Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD
George P. Canellos, MD and Jean Y. Canellos Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chair of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
12:00 PM, Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC)
BSLC Auditorium 115 | 924 E. 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

"The Cross Roads of Immunology and Atherosclerosis"

Göran K Hansson, MD, PhD
Professor of Cardiovascular Research
Department of Medicine at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
12:00 PM, Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC)
BSLC Auditorium 109 | 924 E. 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637