COAA is very pleased to launch the Distinguished Lecture Series, which will feature talks by world-known scientists in the COAA community on their career and the scientific discoveries along his/her career paths. The goal is to inspire fellow COAA scientists, especially young scientists in their future endeavors. The lecture series will be held bimonthly on the third Monday of each odd month from 8-9pm Estern Time. No lecture for January, since it falls on MLK day. The length of the lecture will be 1 hour with ~40 min for the speaker’s presentation and 20 min for questions and discussions. We sincerely invite the community to nominate future speakers; selections will be made by the COAA board.