E.E. Just Lecture: Nicotinic ACh Receptors in the Brain; Structure, Function, and Role in Disease
The 2009 ASCB E.E. Just Lecture, Nicotinic ACh Receptors in the Brain; Structure, Function, and Role in Disease, presented by Jerrel Louis Yakel, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH.
Sponsored by the ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee.
2009 ASCB Annual Meeting Keynote – Stem Cells, Pluripotency, and Nuclear Reprogramming
Rudolf Jaenisch, from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology presents Stem Cells, Pluripotency, and Nuclear Reprogramming.
E.B. Wilson Medal Presentation and Address – Protein Homeostasis in Health and Disease.
Presented by P. Walter; Biochemistry and Biophysics, HHMI/University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
2009 ASCB Keith R. Porter Lecture – A Journey with Molecular Motors
The 2009 ASCB Keith R. Porter Lecture, presented by Ronald Vale, from the University of California, San Francisco – A Journey with Molecular Motors
ASCB Public Service Award Presentation and Address
Larry Goldstein is being recognized for his years of dedication to public policy issues related to biomedical research. Goldstein, who served as chair of the Public Policy Committee from 2004–2007, has been a leading voice on behalf of funding for biomedical research and research policy issues in the halls of Congress and at statehouses around the U.S. For much of this past decade, Goldstein has devoted large amounts of his time to explaining why government funding of stem cell research is important. Along with his efforts in Washington, DC, Goldstein also devoted time to California’s Proposition 71 Stem Cell Research Funding voter initiative in 2004.
Sponsored by the ASCB Public Information Committee.
Cell biologists? Funny? That is the experimental question before us once again as the ASCB’s highly improbable, stand-up science slam returns for its fourth attempt at definitive data collection during the 49th Annual Meeting in San Diego. The strangest show in science, CellSlam attempts to refute all previous data that cell biologists can’t be funny and that they can’t communicate science to the general public. With a distinguished judging panel of scientists and science journalists watching in disbelief, each CellSlam 2009 contestant will get three minutes, a mike, and no AV to make a bioscience issue, concept, or discovery come alive before a live audience. With no prizes beyond glory and bragging rights, CellSlam 2009 is an official “Fun Event” of the ASCB Annual Meeting. A cash bar will be open at 6:30 pm.