VPR Distinguished Lecture Series

The Vice President for Research Distinguished lecture series invites leading scholars at WSU and from around the world to share their research on topics of global importance. Lectures in the series have taken place on an occasional basis.

Past Lectures

Innovating for a CarbonSmart Future

Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer, LanzaTech | October 18, 2023

Science and Engineering of Complex Networks: The Central Role of AI and Computing

Madhav Marathe, University of Virginia | October 20, 2022

Land As Sacred Text: How Climate Change Will Impact Indigenous Spirituality

Rosalyn LaPier, University of Montana | April 18, 2022

Global Health Research at WSU: Inclusive from Childhood to Pandemic Virus Hunting

Guy Palmer, Washington State University | October 11, 2021

Research at HBCUs and the Morgan State University Enterprise

Willie May, Morgan State University | June 11, 2021

Multidisciplinary R&D to Improve COVID-19 Understanding and Response

J. Patrick Fitch, Los Alamos National Laboratory | October 15, 2020

Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance, and the Gulf in Between

Sylvia Ovulo, Washington State University | February 25, 2020

Barcoding Evolution

Dmitri Petrov, Stanford University | October 21, 2019

Accelerating Scientific Discovery through Quantum Information Sciences

Nathan Baker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | September 4, 2019

Live Long and Live Well: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Study Life

Tammy Bray, Oregon State University | April 8, 2019

Aquatic Systems

Stephanie Hampton, Washington State University | March 28, 2019

Space Systems Engineering

Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantrell, Arizona State University | May 7, 2018

We Have Entered the Era of Rewriting the Genome

Bruce Whitelaw, University of Edinburgh | April 18, 2018