The Evnin Lectures were established with a gift from Anthony B. Evnin '62 to promote a broader and deeper understanding of the critical roles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in all aspects of human endeavor. Since 1991, the Council on Science and Technology has invited luminaries in the fields of STEM and science communication to explore topics of interest to a broad audience. These lectures are free and open to the public. 

Anthony B. Evnin, PhD, retired, is a scientist, investor, and philanthropist who has made significant contributions to the biotechnology industry. He spent over 45 years at Venrock, one of the first venture capital firms in the United States, where he helped build its healthcare franchise and led its entrance into the biotechnology and life sciences field. His leadership and business acumen have benefited nearly 50 companies, including Centocor, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, and IDEXX Laboratories. Dr. Evnin currently serves on the boards of directors of two healthcare companies, Bridge Medicines and Infinity Pharmaceuticals. In addition to his work in the private sector, Dr. Evnin has supported the biomedical research community as an adviser and philanthropist.

Janna Levin delivering Evnin Lecture in McCosh Hall