CITY OF SCIENCE: Phillip A. Sharp in Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee

Thursday, September 29, 2022

6:30 pm

Hybrid (see description for details)

Open to the Public

Headshots of Philip Sharp and Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Admission Price

Free; Reservations Required


This program is offered as both an in-person and livestream event. Choose one:



Reservations for the in-person event are full, but some standby seating is available. You can also join us on Zoom.


Join us for a stimulating conversation between two great scientific minds. Molecular biologist Phillip A. Sharp received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of “split genes,” which has been fundamental to medical research on the development of cancer and other diseases. Sharp is an institute professor at MIT and member of its Department of Biology and Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research; he also co-founded the biotech companies Biogen and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. He speaks about his groundbreaking work with Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, a faculty member at Columbia University Medical Center, and a cancer physician and researcher. Mukherjee is also the author of The Gene: An Intimate History and the forthcoming The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human.

Presented with the support of the BGI Nobel Laureate Archives Program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

The BGI Nobel Laureates Program is run by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Center for Humanities & History of Modern Biology. For more information about the Center's activities — which include conducting oral-history interviews with scientists, hosting conferences on the history of science, and offering fellowships to visiting historians, filmmakers, writers, and artists — visit CSHL’s Center for Humanities & History of Modern Biology.

In-person attendees will be checked in at the door. Visitors to the Graduate Center must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test performed by an accredited lab taken no more than seven days prior to the visit. One-day visitors may submit proof of vaccination by presenting either a CDC Vaccination Card or the NYS Excelsior Pass or supplying proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test by presenting a copy of the lab results.

CUNY students, faculty, and staff must comply with the University’s vaccine policies. Faculty, staff, and students with verified proof of vaccination will use the CUNY Access Pass in Cleared4 to enter the Graduate Center. Please follow the steps outlined in the Building Entry Policy.

Please see Building Entry Policy for more information.

A video of this event will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.

Please contact Jimmy Cok at for CART services or any additional accessibility requests or concerns for in-person events, at least two weeks in advance of the event.​ This event will be livestreamed, and closed captions will be provided.