Chilton Lectures Archives

YearDateSpeakerLecture Title
2019 April 17 James A. Wells, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSF
Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSF
Attacking the Surface-ome of Cancer Cells 
2018 April 18
Stuart Schreiber, Ph.D.
Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Chemical Biology-based Approach to Understanding and Overcoming Cancer Therapy Resistance
2017 May 24
Judith P. Klinman, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Looking Beyond the Classics: New Paradigms in Enzyme Catalysis
2016 April 20 Carol Greider, Ph.D.
Daniel Nathans Professor and Director, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University
Telomeres and disease: The maintenance of the telomere length equilibrium
2015 April 15 Takao Kondo, Ph.D.
Designated Professor, Group of Biochronometry, and Division of Biological Science at Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
Measuring Time of Day in Cyanobacteria by Circadian Clock Protein KaiC
2014 April 16 Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Ph.D.
Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Life at the Single Molecule Level: Single Cell Genomics
2013 April 24 Andrew G. Myers, Ph.D.
Amory Houghton Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Bringing the Full Power of Chemical Synthesis to Bear on the Discovery of New Antibiotics
2012 April 25 Lewis Cantley, Ph.D.
Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cancer Center
Chief, Division of Signal Transduction, Harvard Medical School
P13K and Cancer Cell Metabolism
2011 April 13 David Eisenberg, D.Phil.
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Investigator, HHMI
Director, DOE Institute For Genomics & Proteomics 
University of California, Los Angeles
The Amyloid State of Proteins
2010 March 24 Peter Walter, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Investigator, HHMI
University of California, San Francisco
The Unfolded Protein Response in Health and Disease
2009 May 13 Joanne Chory, Ph.D.
Professor & Director, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Investigator, HHMI
Salk Institute
Dissection of Growth Control Networks in Plants
2008 April 9 Randy Schekman, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator, UC Berkeley
Transport Vesicle Biogenesis: Mechanism and Disease Connections
2007 April 4 Krzysztof Palczewski, Ph.D.
John H. Ford Professor and Chair
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Department of Pharmacology
Vertebrate Rhondopsin Sees the Light:  Structure and Mechanism of G Protein-coupled Receptor Signaling
2006 May 10 Harry F. Noeller, Ph.D.
Robert Louis Sinsheimer Professor of Biology
Director, Center for Molecular Biology
Studies on Structure, Function, and Dynamics of the Ribosome
2005 March 30 Peter Agre, M.D.
Professor of Biological Chemistry, Hopkins University School of Medicine
Aquaporin Water Channels: From Atomic Structure to Clinical Medicine
2004 March 31 K.C. Nicolaou, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute and Professor of Chemistry, University of California, San Diego
The Chemistry and Biology of Nature's Most Intriguing Molecules
2003 April 2 Grahame Hardie, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Life Sciences, Dundee University, Scotland UK
AMP-activated Protein Kinase: A sensor of cellular energy status and a key drug target in obesity and diabetes
2002 April 17 John E. Walker, Ph.D., FRS
Director, Dunn Human Nutrition Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge
Rotary Mechanism of ATP Synthase
2001 May 16 Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale Medical School, Connecticut
Mechanisms of mRNA Export and Stability
2000 May 3 Jack E. Dixon, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair Biological Chemistry Department, University of Michigan
Phosphoryl Transfer: A key element of signal transduction
1999 March 10 Daniel E. Koshland, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular & Biochemistry, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
The Role of Protein Conformational Changes in Catalysis and Evolution
1998 March 11 Jeff Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Genetics, Investigator, HHMI, Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Leptin and the Control of Body Weight
1997 March 26 Philip Cohen, FRS, FRSE
Royal Society Research Professor of Biochemistry, University of Dundee, Medical Sciences Institute, England
Specific Protein Kinase Inhibitors Usher in a New Area of Signal Transduction Research
1996 May 8 Stephen M. Prescott, M.D.
Director, Program in Human Molecular Biology & Genetics, University of Utah, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
Cellular and Molecular Events in Early Inflammation
1995   S. Moncada  
1994 March 8 M. Daniel Lane, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Department of Biological Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Control of Gene Transcription during Adipocyte Differentiation
1993 April 13 John M. Glomset, M.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratory, University of Washington; Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry, University of Washington School of Medicine
A New Pathway of Phospholipid biosynthesis in Animal Cells
1992 April 21 Gottfried Schatz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Biocenter, University of Basel, Switzerland
Import of Proteins from the Cytoplasm into Mitochondria
1991 March 7 Bengt Borgstrom, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medical & Physiological Chemistry, University of Lund, Sweden
Fat Digestion and Absorption: Past, Present and Future
1990 June 8 Hans Kornberg, D.Sc., Sc.D., Ph.D.  Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK How Carbohydrates Cross the Lipid Membrane in Bacteria: What is true of E. coli may be Relevant for E. lephants
1989 April 24 Michael J. Berridge, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Zoology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Inositol Lipids and Calcium Signaling
1987 May 5 Yasutomi Nishizuka, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
The Role of Phospholipids and Protein Kinase in Cell-to-Cell Communication
1986 April 22 Bengt Samuelsson, D.Sc., Ph.D.
Nobel Laureate, Professor of Chemistry, President of Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Leukotrienes and Lipoxins: Novel Mediators of Inflammation
1985 March 5 Salih J. Wakil, Ph.D.
L.T. Bolin Professor and Chairman, Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
The Fatty Acid Synthesis: Structure-Function Relationship