Science in Medicine Lecture Series

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Science in Medicine Lecture Series Celebrates 40 Years of Outstanding Science​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​!

The 2015/16 Science in Medicine Lecture Series will mark 40 years of highlighting remarkable faculty research at UW School of Medicine. The speakers are nominated by members of the UW scientific community, and the final selection is determined by a committee of peers from the Council on Research and Graduate Education.

The 2015/16 series will present an exceptional lineup of investigators!

The Science in Medicine Lecture Series was officially established in 1976 as a means of recognizing and honoring notable School of Medicine faculty research achievements and providing an opportunity for researchers to be apprised of findings outside of their immediate field. See a complete list of previous Science in Medicine speakers. The series has evolved since its inception and now consists of five lecture categories: Science in Medicine Lectures, New Investigator Lectures, the WWAMI Lecture, the Distinguished Scientist Lecture and the Annual Lecture. The speakers are nominated by members of the UW scientific community and final selection is determined by a committee of peers from the Council on Research and Graduate Education.

New Investigator Lectures

The New Investigator Lectures, initiated in 1988, provide an important forum for the UW School of Medicine to learn about exceptional junior faculty members' current scientific research.

Science in Medicine Lectures

Science in Medicine Lecturers are accomplished faculty selected in recognition of their research as well as for a recent exciting discovery.

WWAMI Lecture

Established in 1985, the WWAMI Lecture is given by an affiliate faculty member from one of the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) sites. The WWAMI Lecture provides a valuable opportunity for interaction between the invited speaker and colleagues at the UW School of Medicine.

Distinguished Scientist Lecture

Inaugurated in 1993, the Distinguished Scientist Lecture recognizes an accomplished UW senior scientist for outstanding achievements in his or her field of research.

Annual Lecture

The first Annual Lecture was presented in 1973 and later became incorporated into the official Science in Medicine Series. The Annual Lecture recognizes a prominent, nationally recognized scientist whose research has had a profound impact on his or her field.

2015/16 Science in Medicine Lecture Series

On behalf of the School of Medicine and the Council on Research and Graduate Education, we congratulate the presenting 2015/16 Science in Medicine Lecturers!

For questions regarding the Science in Medicine Lecture Series, please contact the Office of Research and Graduate Education at 206.221.5807 or email somevent@uw.edu.​

 

​October 14, 2015

Larry Zweifel

​Larry Zweifel, Ph.D.

UW Assistant Professor
Departments of Pharmacology; Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Lecture Title: "Complexity and Diversity in Dopamine Systems of the Brain: Implications for Health and Disease"

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 1-2 PM
Location: HSB, D-209 (D-wing) | View Map
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​October 28, 2015

Kim Woodrow

Kim Woodrow, Ph.D.

UW Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering

Lecture Title: "Polymeric Delivery Systems for the Combination Delivery of Antiretroviral Drugs Against HIV"

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 1-2 PM
Location: HSB, D-209 (D-wing) | View Map
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​November 4, 2015

Susan Collins

Susan Collins, Ph.D.

UW Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Lecture Title: "Meeting People Where They're At: Community-based Harm Reduction Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders"

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 1-2 PM
Location: HSB, D-209 (D-wing) | View Map
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​December 2, 2015

Stanley McKnight

Stanley McKnight, Ph.D.

UW Professor
Department of Pharmacology

Lecture Title: "Regulation of Neuronal Circuits by the cAMP-Dependent Protein Kinase Pathway"

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | 1-2 PM
Location: HSB, D-209 (D-wing) | View Map
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​January 14, 2016

Fred Rieke

Fred Rieke,Ph.D.

UW Professor
Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Lecture Title: "Retinal Encoding of Natural Images"

Date/Time: Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 11 AM - 12 PM
Location: HSB, K-069 (K​-wing) | View Map
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February 18, 2016

Nancy Maizels

Nancy Maizels, Ph.D.

UW Professor
Department of Biochemistry; Department of Immunology

Lecture Title: "Targeting Gene Therapy to DNA Nicks"

Date/Time: Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 11 AM - 12 PM
Location: HSB, K-069 (K​-wing) | View Map
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​February 25, 2016

Colin Studholme

Colin Studholme, Ph.D.

UW Professor
Department of Pediatrics; Department of Bioengineering

Lecture Title: "Mapping Living Human Brain Structure and Function Before Birth"

Date/Time: Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 11 AM - 12 PM
Location: HSB, K-069 (K​-wing) | View Map
University of Washington

 

​WWAMI Lecture
March 30, 2016

C Jeff Woodbury

C. Jeff Woodbury, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Zoology; Department of Physiology
University of Wyoming
Lecture Title: "Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of the Senses of Touch and Pain"

Date/Time: March 30, 2016 | 10:30 - 11:30
Location: HSB, K-069 (K​-wing) | View Map
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​Annual Lecture
April 20, 2016

Benjamin Cravatt

Benjamin Cravatt, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical Physiology
The Scripps Research Institute
Lecture Title: "Activity-based Proteomics – Applications for Protein and Ligand Discovery"

Date/Time: April 20, 2016 | 10:30 - 11:30
Location: HSB, K-069 (K​-wing) | View Map
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Distinguished Scientist Lecture
May 25, 2016

Rachel Klevit

Rachel Klevit, Ph.D.

UW Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Lecture Title: "Structural, Functional, and Mechanistic Diversity in Protein Ubiquitylation"
Date/Time: May 25, 2016 | 10:30 - 11:30
Location: HSB, A-420 (A-wing; Hogness Auditorium) | View Map
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