Gregg Semenza

2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Laureate

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Nobel Prize Speaker Gregg Semenza
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    Gregg Semenza

    2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Laureate

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: USA

    Gregg Semenza is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Gregg Semenza Speaker Biography

    Dr. Gregg L. Semenza is a professor of pediatrics, radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences, biological chemistry, medicine, and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Semenza is the C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Pediatrics and serves as the director of the vascular program at the Institute for Cell Engineering.

    One of today’s preeminent researchers on the molecular mechanisms of oxygen regulation, Dr. Semenza has led the field in uncovering how cells adapt to changing oxygen levels. He is best known for his ground-breaking discovery of the HIF-1 (hypoxia-inducible factor 1) protein, which controls genes in response to changes in oxygen availability. The finding has far-reaching implications in understanding and treating low-oxygen health conditions such as coronary artery disease and tumor growth.

    Dr. Semenza was recognized for this groundbreaking research in 2019, when awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He shares the award with William G. Kaelin, Jr., M.D. of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Peter J. Ratcliffe of Oxford University.

    He is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and was elected to the Association of American Physicians and the National Academy of Sciences in 2008. He serves on the editorial board of several journals, including Molecular and Cellular Biology and Cancer Research, and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Molecular Medicine.

    In 2012, Dr. Semenza was elected to the Institute of Medicine. He has been recognized with numerous other awards, including the Lefoulon-Delalande Grand Prize from the Institut de France, the Gairdner Award, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award, the E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics, the Jean and Nicholas Leone Award from the Children”s Brain Tumor Foundation, the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, and the Lucille P. Markey Scholar Award in Biomedical Science.

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    Gregg Semenza Keynote Topics

    In this fascinating talk, Dr. Gregg Semenza, 2019 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, will talk about the discovery of HIF-1 that led him to receive the Nobel Prize.

    2019 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Gregg Semenza, thinks that his award can inspire young scientists as even though the award is given to senior scientists, the award is often for discoveries made when they were junior scientists. In this keynote speech, Dr. Semenza will talk about the importance of attracting young people into science.

    Gregg Semenza Speaking Videos

    Nobel Lecture: Gregg L. Semenza, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019
    Gregg Semenza on the discovery of HIF-1