Friends Author Series: An Evening with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Author of Song of the Cell

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Meet the Pulitzer Prize-winning and The New York Times bestselling author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, who will discuss his book The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Siobhan Dolan, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stamford Health.

Filled with writing so vivid, lucid and suspenseful that complex science becomes thrilling, The Song of the Cell tells how scientists discovered cells, began to understand them, and are now using that knowledge to create new humans. Told in six parts, and laced with Dr. Mukherjee’s experience as a researcher, doctor and a prolific reader, The Song of the Cell is both panoramic and intimate, a masterpiece on what it means to be human.

Book sale and signing by Elm Street Books.

Reception at 6 p.m.; program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

Tickets: $35 for general admission, $25 for Friends members. General admission ticket includes a Friends membership through December 2023.

All guests will receive a copy of The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human.

Registration required here.

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction; The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science; and The Gene: An Intimate History. He is the editor of Best Science Writing 2013. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a cancer physician and researcher. A Rhodes Scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in NatureThe New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times and Cell. He lives in New York with his wife and daughters.

Presented in partnership with Stamford Health.




This program is brought to you by the generous support of the Friends of the Ferguson Library.