The McLean Lecture series were inaugurated in 1972 by Distinguished Service Professor and Chair Emeritus, Salih J. Wakil, in honor of an outstanding Texas family for their generous support of the department. Verna and Marrs McLean shared a philosophy of civic and humanitarian responsibility and a keen commitment to education.

Although the McLean's were personally generous and supported many philanthropic causes, they believed that their greatest contribution was to set an example that encouraged others to make equally strong commitments. This tradition has been maintained by their children and grandchildren, as exemplified by the recent endowment of the Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers Professorship, which will support a new faculty member in the department.

View a list of prior McLean lecturers

The 46th Annual Verna and Marrs McLean Lectures in Biochemistry Presents:

Tony Hunter, Ph.D.
American Cancer Society Professor
Renato Dulbecco Chair
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Susan S. Taylor, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego

Thursday, March 29, 2018
2 - 5 p.m.
Cullen Auditorium

Theodore Wensel, Ph.D.