Each year the recipient(s) of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize are recognized at a scientific symposium hosted by Harvard Medical School.

October 7, 2021 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm

2021 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize Virtual Symposium

Getting the message: How elucidation of messenger RNA formation empowered RNA therapeutics

In honor of Lynne Maquat and Joan Steitz

for the discovery of fundamental pathways and mechanisms that ensure accurate RNA splicing and quality control of gene expression involving RNA.

Register to attend the vurual symposium:

Opening Remarks

George Q. Daley, MD, PhD
Dean of Harvard Medical School
Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine


Karen Adelman, PhD
Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School

Featured Speakers include:

Lynne E. Maquat, PhD
J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Rochester Medical Center

Melissa J. Moore, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Platform Research
Moderna Therapeutics

Phillip Sharp, PhD
Institute Professor, Koch Institute and Department of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joan Steitz, PhD
Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Yale University School of Medicine

Eugene Yeo, PhD
Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of California San Diego

Past Symposia

October 3, 2019 - 1:30pm to 5:30pm
October 4, 2018 - 1:30pm to 5:30pm
October 5, 2017 - 1:30pm to 5:30pm
October 6, 2016 - 1:30pm to 5:30pm
October 1, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm
October 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm
October 3, 2013 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm
September 24, 2012 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm