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A.R. Martin Lectureship Series





The Story Behind the Lectureship


A.R. Martin - 
Former Physiology Department Chair 

In 1993, A.R. "Bob" Martin retired from the Chair of Physiology, a position which he had held since 1970 (23 years). 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.

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The A.R. Martin Lectureship is an annual 2-day event for the Department of Physiology and Biophysics with an invited guest lecturer. Day one consits of faculty breakfast, meetings, and The A.R. Martin Lecture - a broad scope talk, adapted for a wide scientific audience. Day two includes "Chalk Talk" presentations by advanced graduate students and postdoc trainees as well as a second talk by that years invited lecturer followed by a lunch with the students.

   Pictured at Right:​ A.R. Martin and Larry Abbott (2018 Lecturer)




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Past A.R. Martin Lecturers ​

2018

Dr. Larry Abbott, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center, presented the Twenty First Annual A.R. Martin Lecture.



2017

Dr. Wade Regehr, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, presented the Twentieth Annual A.R. Martin Lecture.

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2016

Dr. Martin Goulding, Ph.D., The Salk Institute, presented the Nineteenth Annual A.R. Martin Lecture.
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​2015

Dr. Alain Marty, Ph.D., University Paris Descarte, presented the Eighteenth Annual A.R. Martin Lecture.
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2014

Dr. Bruce Bean, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, presented the Seventeenth Annual A.R. Martin Lecture.


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.


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