Alfred G. Gilman Memorial Symposium Presentations

The Alfred G. Gilman Memorial Symposium featured scientific presentations from 10 distinguished speakers on a broad range of topics that were of special interest to the late Alfred G. Gilman, M.D., Ph.D., including the 'birth' of G proteins. Dr. Gilman’s Nobel-winning studies on “G proteins" discovered a major language that cells use to communicate, that is, how cells receive and respond to external stimuli, thus controlling the most fundamental processes in the human body. 

Enjoy the presentations. 

Session 1


Opening remarks and introduction by Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., President of UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Session Chair: Joseph L. Goldstein, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics
UT Southwestern

Henry Bourne, M.D. 
University of California, San Francisco
The Birth of G Proteins

Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D. 
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Nuclear Receptors: Physiology's Architect

Session 2


Session Chair: Elliott Ross, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
UT Southwestern

Stanley B. Prusiner, M.D.
Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of California, San Francisco
Remembering Al Gilman and Ernest Gallo

Titia de Lange, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University
Telomeres and Genome Instability in Cancer 

George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The Regeneron Story...Part of the Gilman Legacy

Session 3 


Session Chair: Melanie Cobb, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
UT Southwestern

Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D.
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Genes: The New Frontier

David E. Clapham, M.D., Ph.D.
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Signaling in Cellular Organelles

Charles J. Sherr, M.D., Ph.D.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Cancer and Aging

Session 4


Session Chair: Michael Brown, M.D.
Professor of Molecular Genetics
UT Southwestern 

Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D.
Duke University School of Medicine
Seven Transmembrane Receptors (This lecture is not available for viewing.)

Richard Axel, M.D.
Columbia University
Order from Disorder: Representations of Olfactory Information in the Cortex 

Concluding remarks by David Mangelsdorf, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at UT Southwestern.