Johnson Sokatch Lectureship History of Speakers

Hosted by OU College of Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Innaugral Lecture held June 15, 2005.  Guest lecturer, Gerald W. Hart, Ph.D., DeLamar Professor and Director, Department of Biological Chemistry Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Sokatch-Johnson Tribute by Dr. Robert Broyles

2nd Annual Lectureship held June 28, 2006.  Guest lecturer, Ira Mellman, PhD., Sterling Professor of Cell Biology & Immunology; Chair, Department of Cell Biology; Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Yale University School of Medicine.  Sokatch tribute by Dr. Bryan Fuller  

3rd Annual Lectureship held May 9, 2007.  Guest lecturer, Michael G. Rossman, PhD., Hanley Professor of Biological Sciences, Purdue University Department of Biological Sciences. Sokatch tribute by Dr. Gillian Air  Johnson tribute by Dr. Leon Unger

4th Annual Lectureship held May 20, 2008.  Guest lecturer, Gary L. Johnson, PhD. Professor & Chair Department of Pharmacology University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Sokatch tribute by Dr. Guangpu Li  Johnson tribute by Dr. Martin Levine

5th Annual Lectureship held May 13, 2009.  Guest lecturer, William G. Kaelin, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Associate Director, Basic Science, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center.  Sokatch tribute by Dr. Ann Louise Olson   Johnson tribute by Dr. Hiro Matsumoto

6th Annual Lectureship held May 11, 2010.  Guest lecturer, Peter Palese, Ph.D. Professor and Chairman, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.  Sokatch tribute by Dr. Jay Hanas  Johnson tribute by Dr. Hiro Matsumoto 

7th Annual Lectureship held May 11, 2011.  Guest lecturer, Glenn D. Prestwich, Ph.DProfessor, The University of UtahSokatch tribute by Dr. Guangpu Li.  Johnson tribute by Dr. Gillian Air 

8th Annual Lectureship held May 2, 2012.  Guest lecturerJennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D.  Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, NICHD, Laboratory of Cell and Organelle Biology. Sokatch tribute by Dr. Gillian Air. 

9th Annual Lectureship held May 15, 2013.  Guest lecturerDr. Kevin P. Campbell, PhD; Professor and Chair of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa.

10th Annual Lectureship held October 14, 2014. Guest lecturer, Dr. Douglas R. Green, Member and Peter C. Doherty Endowed Chair of Immunology at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

11th Annual Lectureship held September 29, 2015. Guest lecturer, Robert M. Stroud, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California San Francisco.

12th Annual Lectureship held October 11th, 2016. Guest lecturerRichard D. Cummings, Ph.D., Professor of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School.

13th Annual Lectureship held October 10th, 2017. Guest lecturer, Sandra Schmid, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Cell Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

14th Annual Lectureship to be held October 24th, 2018. Guest lecturer, Charles M. Rice, Ph.D., Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor, The Rockefeller University.

15th Annual Lectureship to be held October 9th, 2019. Guest lecturer, Richard J. Youle, Ph.D., Biochemistry Section Chief, NINDS, NIH.