Dean’s Distinguished Research Lectureship
Watch Dr. Hogquist and Dr. Blazer's lectures at the 2016 Dean's Distinguished Research Lectureship Event
Each year we celebrate the outstanding research achievements of our faculty at the Dean’s Distinguished Research Lectureship (DDRL). Department Heads nominate two faculty members, one from their department and one from elsewhere in the Medical School and the nominees that represent best of the best of our research faculty in the basic and clinical sciences are selected to receive the Distinguished Lectureship award. Awardees deliver a presentation at the event detailing the story of their research.
Dr. Bruce Blazar and Dr. Kristin Hogquist are the 2016 Distinguished Lectureship award honorees. Also, recognized are the faculty members who meet the publication criteria to be added to the Medical School Wall of Scholarship. The 2016 Wall of Scholarship honorees are listed below:
- Daniel R. Bond, Ph.D., Microbiology & Immunology
- Karen H. Ashe, M.D., Ph.D., Neurology
- James P. Cleary, Ph.D., Neurology
- Alfonso Araque, Ph.D., Neuroscience
- Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Neuroscience
- Michael K. Georgieff, M.D., Pediatrics
- Henry Buchwald, M.D., Ph.D., Surgery
2016 Dean's Distinguished Research Lectureship Honorees
Kristin A. Hogquist, Ph.D., Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, and Associate Director of the Center for Immunology for her work in T cell selection. T cells are the foundation of the adaptive immune system. Their function depends entirely on their selction and differentiation in the thymus. Dr. Hogquist’s laboratory studies these thymic selection processes.
Bruce Blazar, MD, Regents’ Professor of Pediatrics, for his studies on the biology and treatment of blood/marrow transplantation immune mediated complications.
2015 Dean's Distinguished Research Lectureship Honorees
Marc Jenkins, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Director of the Center for Immunology, for his work in antigen-specific CD4+ T cells
Demetri Yannopoulos, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium, for his work in the field of cardiac arrest and resuscitation
2014 Dean's Distinguished Research Lectureship Honorees
Harry Orr, PhD, Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, for his studies on the role of trinucleotide repeats in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease
Jeffrey Miller, MD, Professor of Medicine, for his studies on the role of natural killer cells in blood/marrow transplantation and leukemia immunotherapy
2013 Dean’s Distinguished Research Lectureship Honorees
Ashley Haase, MD, Head of the Department of Microbiology, presented “Slow infections from visna to HIV-1: A slow virologist looks backward and forward on research aimed at improving treatment and ending the AIDS pandemic”
John Wagner, MD, Head of the Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation, presented “Transplant medicine and the search for the Holy Grail.”