Past Speakers of the Edds Lecture Series

1976    Dr. Richard L. Sidman, Professor of Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School. "Genetic Dissection of Cerebellar Development in Mutant Mice".

1977    Dr. Jerome Gross, Developmental Biology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital. "Collagen Remodeling".

1978    Dr. Elizabeth D. Hay, Department of Anatomy, Harvard Medical School. "Tissue Interaction in the Developing Cornea".

1979    Dr. Paul R. Gross, Director and President, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole. "Zygotic Intelligence".

1980    Dr. Clement L. Markert, Professor of Biology, Yale University. "Chimeric Animals: Experimental Analysis of Gene Control of Cellular Interaction During Embryonic Development".

1981    Dr. Malcolm S. Steinberg, Henry Fairfield Osborn Professor of Biology, Princeton University. "On the Adhesive Specification of Tissue Self-Organization".

1982    Dr. Raymond J. Lasek, Professor of Anatomy, Case Western Reserve University. "Intracellular Dynamics and Neuronal Plasticity".

1983    Dr. Winston A. Anderson, Professor and Chairman, Department of Zoology, Howard University. "Hormone-induced Markers of the Female Reproductive System".

1984    Dr. Martha Constantine-Paton, Department of Biology, Princeton University. "Dynamic Synaptic Interaction in the Foundation of the Retinotopic Map".

1985    Dr. H. Robert Horvitz, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Genes that Control Cell Lineage and Cell Fate During Nematode Development".

1986    Dr. Susan Bryant, Developmental Biology Center, University of California at Irvine. "Views of Limb Development and Regeneration: Implications for Mammals".

1987    Dr. Paul Green, Biological Sciences Department, Stanford University. "Inheritance of Pattern: Analysis from Phenotype to Gene".

1988    Dr. Douglas A. Melton, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University. "Molecular Approaches to Studies on Vertebrate Development".

1989    Dr. J.P. Trinkaus, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Yale University. "Some Overlooked Mechanisms of Morphogenesis".

1990    Dr. Fritz Melchers, Basel Institute of Imunology, Switzerland. "Molecular and Cellular Controls of B Cell Development".

1991    Dr. John B. Gurdon, University of Cambridge, England. "Embryonic Induction in Vertebrates and Gene Activation".

1992    Dr. Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Departments of Cell Biology and Biology, Yale University. "Choosing Cell Fates in Development".

1993    Dr. Janet Rossant, Samuel Lumenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada. "Anterior-Posterior Patterning in the Gastrulating Mouse Embryo".

1995    Dr. Elliott Meyerowitz, Department of Biology, California Institute of Technology. "The Regulatory Genes and Regulatory Circuits that Control Flower Development".

1996    Dr. Judith Kimble,Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin. "Controls of Cell Fate During C. elegans Development".

1997    Dr. Eric F. Weischaus, 1995 Nobel Laureate, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University. "Zygotic Transcription and the Control of Embryonic Development in Drosophila".

1998    Dr. John C. Gerhart, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley. "Formation and Function of Spemann's Organizer".

1999    Dr. Charles B. Kimmel, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon. "Patterning Dorsal Mesoderm in the Zebrafish".

2000    Dr. Joan Ruderman, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School. "Breaking Cell Cycle Arrest".

2001    Dr. Marianne Bronner-Fraser, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology. "Induction and Evolution of the Neural Crest".

2002    Dr. Sean B. Carroll, Professor and HHMI Investigator, Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin. "From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design".

2003    Dr. Thomas M. Jessell, Professor and HHMI Investigator, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University. "Control of Motor Neuron Identity and Connectivity".

2004    Dr. Walter Gehring, Professor of Cell Biology, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland. "Development and Evolution of Eyes and Photoreceptors".

2005    Dr. R. Scott Poethig, Professor of Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania, "Regulation of Developmental Timing in Plants by miRNAs and Trans-Acting si-RNAs".

2006    Dr. Joseph G. Gall, American Cancer Society Professor, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Insitution of Washington. "The Cajal Body: Its role in RNA processing".

2007    Dr. Eric N. Olson, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. "Molecular Control of Cardiovascular Development and Disease".

2009    Dr. Robert Tjian, President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California at Berkeley. "Transcriptional Mechanisms Regulating Differentiation and Stem Cell Pluripotency".

2011    Dr. Rudolph Jaenisch, Professor of Biology, Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Stem cells, pluripotency and nuclear reprogramming".

2013    Dr. Ruth Lehmann, Professor of Cell Biology and Director, Skirball Institute at NYU School of Medicine. "Forming and protecting the Germ Line". May 1, 2013