2008 Speakers

Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D.Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D.

  • Morris Herzstein Endowed Professor in Biology & Physiology
  • Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics University of California, San Francisco

Telomeres and Telomerase in Health and Disease

January 10, 2008



Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D.Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D.

  • John S. Dunn, Sr. Distinguished Chair Regental Professor
  • Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
  • Director Emeritus, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Discovery of NO and cGMP Signaling and Role in Drug Discovery and Development, Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lectureship in Clinical Pharmacology

February 14, 2008



Christine E. Seidman, M.D.Christine E. Seidman, M.D.

  • Professor of Genetics and Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Member, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Member
  • National Academy of Sciences

Mutations to Mechanisms in Cardiovascular Disease

February 28, 2008



Allan Brandt, PhDAllan Brandt, PhD

  • Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

The Tobacco Pandemic: Ethics, Health, and History

March 13, 2008



Solomon Snyder, M.D.Solomon Snyder, M.D.

  • Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

Novel Molecular Signaling in Life and Death of Neurons

April 3, 2008



Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.

  • University Professor, Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of Virginia

Musculoskeletal Regeneration: The Regenerative Engineering Approach

April 10, 2008



Kurt Wuthrich, Ph.D.Kurt Wuthrich, Ph.D.

  • Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
  • Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor of Structural Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Professor of Biophysics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

The NMR view of Proteins

April 16, 2008



Ron Evans, Ph.D.Ron Evans, Ph.D.

  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Nuclear Receptors: Metabolic Engineering and the Dawn of Synthetic Physiology

April 24, 2008



David W. Russell, Ph.D.David W. Russell, Ph.D.

  • McDermott Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Cholesterol and Learning: Expect the Unexpected

May 22, 2008



Douglas A. Melton, Ph.D.Douglas A. Melton, Ph.D.

  • Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences
  • Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
  • Harvard University

Making pancreatic β cells for diabetics

October 2, 2008



Neil R. Powe, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.Neil R. Powe, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.

  • University Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Welch Center for Prevention
  • Epidemiology and Clinical Research Deputy Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Health and Health Care Disparities: Causes, Consequences and the Will to Conquer

October 16, 2008



Ann Graybiel, Ph.D.Ann Graybiel, Ph.D.

  • Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science Recipient
  • Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Neuroscience
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McGovern Institute Investigator

Our Habitual Lives: How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

October 30, 2008



Thomas Jessell, Ph.D.Thomas Jessell, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Assembly and Organization of Spinal Motor Circuits

November 6, 2008



Barbara A. Schaal, Ph.D.Barbara A. Schaal, Ph.D.

  • Spencer T. Olin Professor of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Vice President of the National Academy of Sciences

Enhancing Nutrition in the Developing World: The Tropical Crop Cassava

November 20, 2008