Previous Fawcett Lectures

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2017

Pietro De Camilli, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine

I. "Contact sites between organelles in the control of lipid transport and membrane identity"

 

2016

Craig B Thompson, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

I. "Connecting cellular metabolism to growth and differentiation"

II. "Translating metabolic insights into therapies”

 

2015

Thomas Dean Pollard, M.D., Yale University

I. “The Molecular Mechanism of Cellular Motility”

II. "The Molecular Mechanism of Cytokinesis”

 

2014

Titia de Lange, Ph.D., Rockefeller University

I. “Breaking bad: How telomeres hide from the DNA damage response”

II. “Breaking away: Using telomeres to understand the DNA damage response”

 

2013

James E. Rothman, Ph.D., Yale School of Medicine

I. “The mechanism of synchronous release of neurotransmitters at synapses”

II. “Protein dynamics in the golgi apparatus”

 

2011

Franz-Ulrich Hartl, M.D., Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

I. “Chaperone mechanisms in protein folding and assembly”

II. “Proteotoxicity of ß-Aggregation: Mechanisms and defense by molecular chaperones”

 

2009

Martin Chalfie, Ph.D., Columbia University

I. “Adventures in Non-translational Research: 1. GFP”

II. “Adventures in Non-translational Research: 2. Mechanosensation”

 

2008

Scott D. Emr, Ph.D., Cornell University

I. “Sorting out receptor downregulation: getting to know your ESCRTs”

II. “Phosphoinositide lipid signaling in the regulation of membrane transport and organelle identity”

 

2007

Walter Neupert, M.D., Ph.D., University of Munich; (Current: Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry)

I. “Biogenesis of mitochondria: The protein import machineries”

II. “Mitochondria and their bacterial ancestors: Evolutionary conservation of the assembly of mitochondrial membranes”

 

2006

Dan Klionsky, Ph.D., University of Michigan

How to live a longer, healthier, dementia-free life through autophagy

Beth Levine, M.D., UT Southwestern Medical School

“Autophagy, metazoan biology, and human disease”

 

2005

Andrew Fire, Ph.D., Stanford University

“Homology-directed genetic surveillance mechanisms”

Craig Mello, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

“RNAi & developmental mechanisms in C. elegans”

 

2004

Eric Wieschaus, Ph.D., Princeton University

“From gradients to local cell shape changes in drosophila embryos” 

 

2003

C. David Allis, Ph.D., Rockefeller University

“Beyond the double helix: Writing & reading the histone code”

 

2002

Susan Lindquist, Ph.D.Whitehead Institute/MIT

“Surprises from protein folding”

 

2000

Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., UC San Francisco

“Telomere capping and cell proliferation”

 

1998

Randy Sheckman, Ph.D.UC Berkeley

“Vesicular packaging of secretory and membrane proteins”

 

1996

Gunter Blobel, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; (Current: The Rockefeller University)

“How proteins most likely move into and out of the nucleus”

 

1993

Mark W. Kirschner, Ph.D.UC San Francisco; (Current: Harvard Medical School)

“Cyclins, centrioles, and cell cycles”

 

1992

Russell Ross, Ph.D., (Deceased), University of Washington

“Cellular responses to injury and atherosclerosis: The roles of growth factors”

 

1990

Joseph L. Goldstein, M.D., University of Texas

“How cells control cholesterol”

 

1988

George E. Palade, M.D.(Deceased), Yale University

“Membrane traffic in eukaryotic cells”