2010 Speakers

Melanie H. Cobb, Ph.D.Melanie H. Cobb, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Pharmacology
  • Jane and Bill Browning, Jr Chair in Medical Science
  • Haberecht Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UT Southwestern Medical Center

MAPquest – From Cancer to Diabetes

January 14, 2010

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Gregory S. Barsh, M.D., Ph.D.Gregory S. Barsh, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Director, Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program
  • Professor of Pediatrics & Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine

Genetics of color variation: model systems and model organisms in a post-genome world

February 11, 2010

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Susan Taylor, Ph.D.Susan Taylor, Ph.D.

  • Recipient, Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science
  • Investigator, HHMI
  • Members, IOM
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego

Dynamics of Signaling by PKA

February 18, 2010

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Jean Pierre Changeux, Ph.D.Jean Pierre Changeux, Ph.D.

  • Honorary professor at the Collège de France
  • Emeritus professor at the Institut Pasteur
  • Inaugural Elaine Sanders-Bush Lecture

The Nicotinic Receptor: an allosteric membrane protein engaged in neuronal communication - The Logic of Allosteric Receptors in Signal Transduction and Chemical Therapeutics

February 25, 2010

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Thomas R. Cech, Ph.D.Thomas R. Cech, Ph.D.

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1989

  • Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Director, Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Crawling Out of the RNA World

March 4, 2010

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Kathy GiacominiKathy Giacomini

  • Member, IOM
  • Professor and Co-Chair Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Personalizing Anti-diabetic Drug Therapy

March 11, 2010

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Peter SchultzPeter Schultz

  • Scripps Family Chair Professor of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute

A Chemist's Foray into Translational Research: From Stem Cells to Orphan Diseases

April 22, 2010

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Svante PaaboSvante Paabo

  • Director, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

A Neandertal Perspective on Human Origins

May 6, 2010

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Jacek J. Hawiger, M.D., Ph.D.Jacek J. Hawiger, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Oswald T. Avery Distinguished Professor and Chair
  • Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Joy of Crossing Borders

September 23, 2010

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Vern L. Schramm, Ph.D.Vern L. Schramm, Ph.D.

  • Ruth Merns Professor and Chair, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

Enzymatic Transition States and Drug Design

September 30, 2010

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Martin Chalfie, Ph.D.Martin Chalfie, Ph.D.

  • Dept Chair of Biological Sciences at Columbia University
  • William R. Kenan Jr. Professor
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Touch Sensitivity in C. elegans: An Adventure in Nontranslational Research

October 28, 2010

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Max Essex, DVM/MS, Ph.D.Max Essex, DVM/MS, Ph.D.

  • Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences, Harvard University
  • Chair, Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative
  • Member, Institute of Medicine
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

HIV-1C of Southern Africa: Treatment for Prevention

November 4, 2010

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Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor, Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, The Rockefeller University
  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Members, Institute of Medicine

Life-threatening infectious diseases of childhood: single-gene inborn errors of immunity?

November 18, 2010

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Susan Lindquist, Ph.D.Susan Lindquist, Ph.D.

  • Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Department of Biology, MIT

Protein Homeostasis: Regulating a Crucial Balance in Heath and Disease.

December 9, 2010

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