skip to content »

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Houston, Texas

Images from biochemistry and molecular biology research
Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
not shown on screen

The McLean Lectures - Previous Lecturers

2013 (41st Lectures)

  • Melanie Cobb, Ph.D.,UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Brian Kobilka, M.D., Stanford University

2012 (40th Lectures)

  • Sir Alan Fersht, Cambridge University
    Tumour Suppressor P53 - from Structure to Drug Discovery
  • Dr. Roger Y. Tsien, University of California, San Diego
    Breeding and Building Molecules to Spy on Cells and Disease Processes
  • Download 40th McLean Lectures brochure (PDF)

2011 (39th Lectures)

  • Dr. David S. Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles
    The Amyloid State of Proteins in Health and Disease
  • Sir Tom Blundell, University of Cambridge
    Genomes, Structural Biology and Drug Discovery

2010 (38th Lectures)

  • Jack W. Szostak, Harvard Medical School
    What We Can Learn About the Origins of Life from Efforts to Design an Artificial Cell
  • Dr. Charles Elachi, California Institute of Technology
    The Excitement of Space and Earth Exploration

2009 (37th Lectures)

  • Dr. Stephen J. Elledge, Harvard Medical School
    Genetic Mining of the Cancer Genome
  • Dr. Francisco J. Ayala, University of California
    Evolution and Creationism

2008 (36th Lectures)

  • Dr. Cynthia J. Kenyon, University of California, San Francisco
    A Regulatory Network that Governs Aging
  • Dr. Leonard P. Guarente, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Sirtuins, Calorie Restriction and Longevity

2007 (35th Lectures)

  • Dr. Richard A. Young, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University
    Regulatory Circuitry of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
  • Dr. Eric F. Wieschaus, Princeton University
    Understanding Embryonic Development

2006 (34th Lectures)

  • Dr. David P. Bartel, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
    Small RNAs that Regulate Gene Expression
  • Dr. Peter C. Agre, Duke University
    Aquaporin Water Channels: From Atomic Structure to Clinical Medicine

2005 (33rd Lectures)

  • Dr. C. David Allis, Rockefeller University
    Beyond the Double Helix: Writing and Reading the Histone Code
  • Dr. Susan L. Lindquist, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
    Self-Perpetuating States in Biology

2004 (32nd Lectures)

  • Dr. Ronald W. Davis, Stanford University
    Technology Development for Yeast Functional Genomics and Translational Medicine
  • Dr. Robert J. Lefkowitz, Duke University
    Seven Membrane Spanning Receptors

2003 (31st Lectures)

  • Dr. Irving L. Weissman, Stanford University
    Biology of Stem and Progenitor Cells
  • Dr. Mario R. Capecchi, University of Utah
    Modification of Our Genome in the 21st Century

2002 (30th Lectures)

  • Dr. Thomas A. Steitz, Yale University
    The Machines of Gene Expression: From DNA to Protein
  • Dr. William J. Rutter, University of California, San Francisco
    The New Role of Technology Companies in Generating Scientific Information and in Economic and Social Development

2001 (29th Lectures)

  • Dr. Elizabeth H. Blackburn, University of California, San Francisco
    Telomeres, Telomerase, and Their Cellular Growth Effects
  • Dr. Robert A. Weinberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    How Human Cancer Cells Arise

2000 (28th Lectures)

  • Dr. H. Robert Horvitz, MIT
    Genetic Control of Programmed Cell Death in C. elegans
  • Dr. John D. Gearhart
    Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Promises and Problems

1999 (27th Lectures)

  • Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman, Rockfeller University
    Leptin and the Neural Circuit Regulating Body Weight
  • Dr. Richard A. Lerner, Scripps Research Institute
    Using Reactive Immunization to Produce Antibody Aldolases of Remarkable Efficiency and Scope

1998 (26th Lectures)

  • Dr. Matthew P. Scott, Stanford University
    Hedgehog/Patched Signaling in Animal Development and Disease
  • Dr. John B. Gurdon, University of Cambridge, England
    Redirection of Cell Fate: From Clones to Signals

1997 (25th Lectures)

  • Dr. Leland H. Hartwell, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Yeast and Cancer
  • Dr. Martin Rodbell, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Signal Transduction: A Biological Web

1996 (24th Lectures)

  • Dr. Richard Axel, Columbia University
    The Molecular Biology of Smell
  • Dr. Harold E. Varmus, National Institutes of Health
    Budgets and Biology

1995 (23rd Lectures)

  • Dr. Solomon H. Snyder, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Novel Messengers in the Brain
  • Dr. Bruce M. Alberts, National Academy of Sciences
    Science Education as a Centerpiece for Educational Reform: Important Roles for Both Scientists and Outstanding Science Teachers

1994 (22nd Lectures)

  • Dr. Christine Nüsslein-Volhard, Max-Planck Institute
    Pattern Formation in Flies and Fish
  • Dr. Howard K. Schachman, University of California, Berkeley
    Maintaining Integrity in Science Requires Vigilance Not Vigilantes

1993 (21st Lectures)

  • Dr. Marc W. Kirschner, University of California
    Biochemical Transitions in the Cell Cycle
  • Dr. Phillip A. Sharp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    RNA Splicing and Biotechnology

1992 (20th Lectures)

  • Dr. Paul Nurse, Oxford University
    Eukaryotic Cell Cycle Control
  • Dr. Etienne Emile Baulieu, Université Paris-Sud
    RU486: From Molecular Endocrinology to Fertility Control

1991 (19th Lectures)

  • Dr. Joseph L. Goldstein, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    The Mevalonate Pathway: Link Between Cholesterol Metabolism and Cell Growth
  • Dr. Michael S. Brown, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Atherosclerosis: A Rational Approach

1990 (18th Lectures)

  • Dr. Harold M. Weintraub, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    MyoD--A Master Regulatory Gene for Myogenesis
  • Dr. Max F. Perutz, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
    Determining the Atomic Structure of Living Matter: What Use to Medicine?

E-mail this page to a friend