Past Speakers - Brookhart Lecture

May 7, 2008 Mu-Ming Poo, Ph.D.
Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biology
Head, Division of Neurobiology
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley

Spike timing dependent plasticity - Hebb's postulate revisited 




May 8, 2007 Peter C. Agre, M.D., Ph.D.
2003 Nobel Prize Recipient in Chemistry, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology
Vice Chancellor for Science and Technology
Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Aquaporin Water Channels: From Atomic Structure to Clinical Medicine
May 3, 2006 Arthur Karlin, Ph.D.
Higgins Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Director, Center for Molecular Recognition
Columbia University, New York, NY
The Elusive Gates of CYS-Loop Receptors
May 11, 2005 Lily Y. Jan, Ph.D.
Jack & DeLoris Lange Endowed Chair in Physiology & Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco, CA
Potassium Channels
April 28, 2004 Huda Akil, Ph.D.
Gardner C. Quarton Distinguished
University Professor of Neurosciences
Co-Director and Research Professor
Mental Health Research Institute
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Searching for the Neurobiological Basis of Moods and Emotions
May 7, 2003 Gary Yellen, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
The Moving Parts of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels
May 14, 2002 Chris Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Brandeis University, MA
Chloride Channels in Bacteria: They're Not Just for Structural Biologists Any More!
October 1, 2001 John E. Dowling, Ph.D.
Llura and Gordon Gund Professor of Neuroscience
Harvard University, MA
Fishing for Novel Genes
May 2, 2000

Clay M. Armstrong, M.D.
Professor of Physiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA

Selectivity, Block and Gating in Ion Channels: Subtle Relations
May 14, 1998

William D. Willis Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Chair, and Chief of the Division of Comparative Neurobiology
Marine Biomedical Institute
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

The Role of Second Messenger Systems in Central Sensitization of Spinothalamic Neurons
May 21, 1997 Roger Y. Tsien, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology & Chemistry
University of California, San Diego
Mechanism of Cerebellar Long-Term Depression Elucidated with Caged Compounds
May 8, 1996 Bertil Hille, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington School of Medicine
Rapid Signaling Mechanisms in the Neuroendocrine Control of the Pituitary
May 10, 1995 Wylie W. Vale, Ph.D.
Professor, Laboratory Head and Helen McLoraine Chair in Molecular Neurobiology
Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, CA
Activin and the Receptor Serine Kinase Superfamily
May 11, 1994 Floyd E. Bloom, M.D.
Professor of Molecular & Integrative Neurosciences
Scripps Research Institute
Neuronal Messengers and Their Messages
May 12, 1993 Professor Bert Sakmann
1991 Nobel Prize Recipient in Physiology or Medicine,
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Director, Department of Cell Physiology
Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg
Quantal and Molecular Components Excitatory of Synaptic Transmission in the Central Nervous System
May 13, 1992

David H. Hubel, M.D.
John Enders University Professor of Neurobiology
Harvard University, MA

Eye, Brain and Perception
May 15, 1991

A.J. Hudspeth, M.D., Ph.D.
F. M. Kirby Professor
Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience

Rockefeller University, NY

Initial Events in Hearing and Equilibrium: Transduction Mechanisms of Hair Cells of the Inner Ear