Past Event

2023 Horwitz Prize Lecture presented by Zhijian "James" Chen, PhD

February 12, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
William Black Medical Research Building, 650 W. 168 St., New York, NY 10032 Alumni Auditorium and Schaefer Awards Gallery

The 2023 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lectures

Columbia will award the 2023 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to Drs. Zhijian "James" Chen and Glenn Barber for discovering the cGAS-STING pathway, a key component of one of the body’s first line of defenses, the innate immune system. Each awardee will present a lecture on February 12, 2024.  See below for details on the second of two lectures.

Lecture 2


“The enemy within - how does the immune system detect DNA as a danger signal?”

presented by

Zhijian "James" Chen, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
George MacGregor Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences
Professor of Molecular Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Monday, February 12, 2024 at 3 p.m. EST
Registration is required



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