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What Matters to Me & Why - Marc Tessier-Lavigne

The What Matters to Me and Why series encourages reflection within the Stanford community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the University.
In this talk, we'll hear from:
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Stanford's eleventh president
Pioneering neuroscientist, biotechnology executive and academic leader, Marc Tessier-Lavigne was named Stanford University’s eleventh president in February 2016 and assumed the role on September 1, 2016.
From 2011 – 2016, he served as President of The Rockefeller University, a leading biomedical research university in New York City. Dr. Tessier-Lavigne was born in Trenton, Ontario, Canada. He received undergraduate degrees in physics from McGill University and in philosophy and physiology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a Ph.D. in physiology from University College London (UCL) and performed postdoctoral work at UCL and at Columbia University. He then held faculty positions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and subsequently at Stanford University, where he was the Susan B. Ford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences.  While at UCSF and Stanford he was also an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Read more >>
Please note: This talk will be in a different location than the usual venue at Old Union. No food or drink is allowed inside Memorial Church. The event will not be livecast nor will it be recorded for later viewing.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 12:00 PM


Memorial Church


Office for Religious Life


(650) 724-7174


Open to all. No tickets required.