Past Visiting Professorships

2013–2014

Dianna M. Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D.  
President George H.W. Bush Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of the Division of Medical Genetics
Vice Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

2012–2013

Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, Duke University School of Medicine

2011–2012

Judith Kimble, Ph.D.
Henry Vilas Professor, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute  
University Lecture: "Stem Cells and RNA Regulation: Networks and Mechanism"  

2010–2011

Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Dean, Duke University School of Medicine
(Cancelled because of weather)

2009–2010

Joan S. Brugge, Ph.D.
Chair of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
University Lecture: "Extracellular Matrix Regulation of Cell Survival and Metabolism"

2008–2009

Carol Greider, Ph.D.
Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
University Lecture: "Telomerase and the Consequences of Telomere Dysfunction"

2007–2008

Christine E. Seidman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Service, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
University Lecture: "Human Cardiomyopathies: From Genes to Mechanisms"

2006–2007

Linda Buck, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center alumna
Associate Director and Member of the Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and Affiliate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
University Lecture: "Unraveling Smell"

2005–2006

Carla J. Shatz, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
University Lecture: "Dynamic Interplay between Nature and Nurture in Brain Wiring during Development"

2004–2005

Beatrice Hahn, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
University Lecture: "Tracing the Origin of the AIDS Pandemic"

2003–2004

Pamela Bjorkman, Ph.D.
Executive Officer and Professor of Biology, HHMI, California Institute of Technology
University Lecture: "Immunoglobulin Receptor Structure and Function From Molecules to Cells"

2002–2003

Anna Lok, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Clinical Hepatology, University of Michigan Medical Center
University Lecture: "Unraveling the many faces of Hepatitis B"

2000–2001

Mina Bissell, Ph.D.
Director, Life Science Division, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory
University Lecture: "The Structural Basis of Tissue Specificity: The Role of the Extracellular Matrix in Normal and Malignant Breast Tissue"

1999–2000

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Professor of Basic Sciences, HHMI, University of Chicago
University Lecture:  "Beauty is Skin Deep: Mechanisms of Growth & Differentiation in the Skin"

1998–1999

Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California at San Francisco
University Lecture: "Cross-talk Between the Telomere and Telomerase: Implication for Cancer and Aging"

1995–1996

Flossie Wong-Staal, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Biology, University of California at San Diego
University Lecture: "HIV & AIDS: Towards a Cure"

1994–1995

Helen M. Blau, Ph.D.
Director of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine
University Lecture: "Differentiation and Growth Control in Myoblast: Application in Gene Therapy"