Siddhartha Mukherjee, Author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene
Monday, September 26, 2016
Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm
4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Last minute tickets will be made available at the box office from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Sponsored by Jewish Healthcare Foundation
The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer has written The Gene: An Intimate History, a magnificent response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information? Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.
Indian-born Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician, researcher, and writer. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbyterian Hospital. A former Rhodes Scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford (where he received a PhD studying cancer-causing viruses) and from Harvard Medical School. His laboratory focuses on discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods. Mukherjee trained in cancer medicine at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School and was on the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
He has published articles and commentary in such journals as Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron and the Journal of Clinical Investigation and in publications such as The New York Times and The New Republic. His work was nominated for Best American Science Writing, 2000.
Presented with support from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Squirrel Hill’s local independent bookstore Classic Lines Books & More will be selling copies of Mukherjee’s books before and after the lecture.
More about Siddhartha Mukherjee:
- How Cancer Acquired Its Own Biographer from The New York Times
- Watch his TED Talk: Soon we’ll cure diseases with a cell, not a pill
- Moth Radio Hour Story: The Letting Go
- Interview on Fresh Air: An Oncologist’s Pulitzer-Winning Cancer Biography
Made Possible by the Drue Heinz Trust