Harvard Club Annual Meeting and Dinner with Nobel Prize Winner Professor William Kaelin

Dr. Kaelin is a native of Fairfield, Connecticut and a professor at Harvard Medical School, and he and his co-investigators shared the 2019 prize in medicine for their discovery of how human cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.


The Harvard Club of Fairfield County is pleased to announce our annual dinner speaker:  2019 Nobel Prize winner and Harvard Professor Dr. William G. Kaelin.  Dr, Kaelin will discuss his work on the von Hippel-Lindau Tumor suppressor protein and how both normal and mutated cells respond to low oxygen levels, for which he and his colleagues Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza were awarded the 2019 prize for physiology or medicine.  

Dr. Kaelin earned his MD from Duke university in in 1982. He was a resident in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins University and a fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Center where he did laboratory research with Dr. David Livingston.  In 1992 Dr. Kaelin became an independent researcher at Dana-Farber.  Since 20002 he has been working as a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition to the Nobel prize, Dr. Kaelin has received many international awards for his groundbreaking research on mutations in tumor suppressor genes such as retinoblastoma and p53.

We are also pleased to host the incoming students from Fairfield County who will enter the college class of 2024.

The event will be at our traditional venue, the recently-renovated Country Club of Darien.  Cocktails and conversation beginning at 6 pm, followed by dinner and the business meeting, then Dr. Kaelin will discuss his ground-breaking research.

$60 for HCFC members and guests registered by members, $70 for non-members, including dinner.  Cash bar separate. Business attire, please.