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Department of Physiology and Biophysics

University of Colorado Department of Physiology and Biophysics
 

A.R. Martin, Ph.D

Professor Emeritus


Department of Physiology & Biophysics

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BNAT Research Workshop
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
BNAT (Basic Neuroscience Advanced Training) Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine


Background: In 1993 Bob Martin retired from the Chair of Physiology, which he first assumed in 1970. The Department and Medical School sponsored a one day Symposium in his honor. That evening, a gala banquet was held, and the creation of the A. R. Martin Lectureship in physiology was announced. In addition, Bob's scientific publications have be reprinted and bound into a book, The of A.R. Martin. Besides bringing together all 550 pages of his scientific publications, the book also includes a delightful autobiographical sketch.

A.R. Martin Lecturers are invited to give two talks, one - The A.R. Martin Lecture - of broad scope, adapted for a wide scientific audience, and the other suited for a more specialized audience. Martin Lecturers also meet with the faculty and students, and attend a symposium featuring presentations by advanced graduate students and postdoc trainees in the BNAT training program. (BNAT stands for "Basic Neuroscience Advanced Training")



Dr. Eve Marder

​2013

Dr. Eve Marder, Ph.D., Brandeis University, presented the Sixteenth Annual A.R. Martin Lecture. Click here for photos.​​

Dr. Ehud Isacoff

​2012

Dr. Ehud Isacoff, Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley, presented the Fifteenth Annual A.R. Martin Lecture. Click here for photos.

Dr. Lily Jan

2011

Dr. Lily Jan, Ph.D., University of California - San Francisco, presented the Fourteenth Annual A.R. Martin Lecture. ​Click here for photos.


Dr. Walter Stuhmer

2009

Dr. Walter Stuhmer, Ph.D., Max-Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, presented the Thirteenth Annual A.R. Martin Lecture. Click here for photos.


Dr. Francisco Bezanilla

2007

Dr. Francisco Bezanilla Ph.D., University of Chicago, presented the Twelfth Annual A.R. Martin Lecture. Click here for photos.


Dr. Paul Fuchs, Ph.D.

2006

Dr. Paul Fuchs, Ph.D., John Hopkins University School of Medicine, presented the Eleventh Annual A.R. Martin Lecture.  Click here for photos.


Dr. John Nicholls

2005

Dr. John Nicholls, F.R.S., M.D., Ph.D., presented the Tenth Annual A.R. Martin Lecture. Click here for photos.


Dr. John Heuser

2004

Dr. John Heuser, M.D., Professor of Biophysics, Department of Cell Biology & Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, was the Ninth A.R. Martin Lecturer. Click here for photos.


Dr. U.J. McMahan

2003

Dr. U.J. McMahan, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, was the Eighth A.R. Martin Lecturer. He spoke on "Macromolecular Architecture of the Active Zone Material and its role in Synaptic Transmission, as revealed by electron microscope tomography". Click here for photos.


Dr. Nigel Unwin

2002

Dr. Nigel Unwin, Cambridge University, was the Seventh A.R. Martin Lecturer. He spoke on "Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and structural basis of fast synaptic transmission" and "Organization of spines on dendrites". Click here for photos.


Dr. Mark Konishi

2000

Dr. Mark Konishi, California Institute of Technology, was the Sixth A.R. Martin Lecturer. He spoke on "How the owl tracks its prey" and "Neurobiology of Birdsong". Click here for photos.


Dr. Markus Meister

1999

Dr. Markus Meister, Harvard University, was the Fifth A.R. Martin Lecturer. He spoke on "Retinal Circuits and Visual Perception" and "The Neural COde of the Retina". Click here for photos.


Dr. Rod MacKinnon

1998

Dr. Rod MacKinnon, Rockefeller University, was the A.R. Martin Lecturer for 1998. He spoke on the "Structure and Function of The K Channel".
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Dr. Bertil Hille

1997

Dr. Bertil Hille, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington, delivered the 1997 A.R. Martin Lecture. The title of the lecture was "How do G-protein coupled Receptors Rule the Mind?" On October 10 Professor Hille spoke on "Roles of Endoplasmic Reticulum and Mitochondria in Calcium Dynamics of Endocrine Cells". Click here for photos.


Dr. Richard W. Aldrich

1996

Dr. Richard Aldrich, Stanford Medical School, was the second A.R. Martin Lecturer. His talk was entitled "Conformational Changes Involved in Ion Channel Gating." He also delivered a more technical seminar, and met with students and postdocs over a two day period in September. Click here for photos.


Dr. Wolfhard Almers

1995

The First A.R. Martin Lecturer, Dr. Wolfhard Almers, visited the School in the autumn of 1995. In addition to delivering his formal lecture, designed for a general audience, he presented a more technical seminar, and spent several days meeting with the students and postdocs, and consulting with faculty.