Dr. Amri was invited to present two lectures in the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The first one on her Systems Cancer Biology work that emphasizes disease heterogeneity and early cancer detection using parsimony phylogenetics and titled: An Evolution-Based Approach to Early Cancer Detection: PHYLOMICS®. The second on her latest book about Greco-Arabic Medicine and the monumental Canon of Medicine of Avicenna. Dr. Amri describes how observations from ancient physicians such as Hippocrates, Galen, and Avicenna are still valid and explained in light of modern biomedicine. The title of her talk is From Hippocrates to Avicenna to Biomedicine: Is there a Missing Link?