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Burger Lecture

Alfred Burger served on the faculty of the Chemistry Department from 1938 until his retirement in 1970, teaching organic and medicinal chemistry to over 4,500 students. His research activities with a staff of 40 graduate and 33 post-doctoral students included studies of analgesic, chemo-therapeutic and antidepressant drugs. One of his synthetic compounds was developed as a widely used clinical antidepressant under the name of tanylcypromine (Parnate). He was chairman of the chemistry department in 1962-63.

Date

Lecturer

Affiliation

1964-1965

Professor Vincent du Vigneaud (1955 Nobel Prize)

Cornell Univ. Medical Center

1965-1966

Professor Seymour Ehrenpreis

Georgetown University

1966-1967

Professor Jerrold Meinwald

Cornell University

1968-1969

Professor B. R. Baker

Kaiser Aluminum Corp.

1969-1970

Professor Konrad Bloch (1964 Nobel Prize)

Harvard University

1970-1971

Professor Derek H. R. Barton (1969 Nobel Prize)

Texas A&M University

1971-1972

Professor Robert W. Holley (1968 Nobel Prize)

University of California, San Diego

1972-1973

Professor Julius Axelrod (1970 Nobel Prize)

NIH

1973-1974

Professor Josef Fried

University of Chicago

1974-1975

Professor A. Ian Scott

Texas A&M University

1975-1976

Professor Charles Heidelberger

University of Wisconsin, Medical School

1976-1977

Professor Karl Folkers

University of Texas, Austin

1977-1978

Professor Everette May

Medical College of Virginia, Richmond

1978-1979

Professor Mildred Cohn

University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine

1979-1980

Professor Nelson Leonard

University of Illinois, Urbana

1980-1981

Professor Koji Nakanishi

Columbia University

1981-1982

Professor T. Y. Shen

University of Virginia

1982-1983

Professor George Buchi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1983-1984

Professor Heinz Floss

University of Washington

1984-1985

Professor Donald Jerina

National Institute of Health

1985-1986

Professor Samuel Danishefsky

Columbia University

1986-1987

Professor Gilbert Stork

Columbia University

1987-1988

Professor Thomas Cech (1989 Nobel Prize)

University of Colorado/Boulder

1988-1989

Professor David Evans

Harvard University

1989-1990

Professor Ronald Breslow

Columbia University

1990-1991

Professor Raymond Lemieux

University of Alberta

1991-1992

Professor Paul Wender

Stanford University

1993-1994

Professor Barry Sharpless

Scripps Research Institute

1994-1995

Professor John Katzenellenbogen

University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign

1995-1996

Professor Richard Lerner

Scripps Research Institute

1996-1997

Professor Ralph Hirschmann

University of Pennsylvania

1997-1998

Professor Jack Szostak

Harvard Medical School

1998-1999

Professor David Bundle

University of Alberta

2000-2001

Dr. Mario Geysen

Glaxo Wellcome

2001-2002

Dr. Richard Hutchinson

Kosan BioSciences

2002-2003

Dr. Stanley Crooke

ISIS Pharmaceuticals

2006-2007 Professor Garland Marshall University of Washington – St. Louis
2009-2010 Professor Jennifer Doudna University of California – Berkeley
2013-2014 Professor Dame Carol V Robinson University of Oxford, UK