Ada Doisy Lectures in Biochemistry

Dr. Lynne E. Maquat
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
School of Medicine and Dentistry
Center for RNA Biology
University of Rochester Medical Center
“Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay and human disease: Genome guardian and executor"
4:00 pm, Thursday, December 6, 2018
Medical Sciences Building Auditorium, 506 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana

Dr. Roy Parker
Department of Biochemistry
University of Colorado Boulder
“The Cytoplasmic Life of mRNA”
12:00 noon, Friday, December 7, 2018
Medical Sciences Building Auditorium, 506 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana

About the Ada Doisy Lectures

Doisy Poster

The Ada Doisy Lectures in Biochemistry were established by the late Edward A. Doisy in honor of his mother Ada Doisy, whom he credited with instilling his love and reverence for learning and inquiry.  Edward Doisy (1893-1986) received his Bachelor's degree in 1914 and his Master's degree in 1916 from the University of Illinois; he received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1920.

Dr. Doisy was on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine from 1920 to 1924.  In 1924 he moved to the St. Louis University School of Medicine, to assume the headship of the Department of Biochemistry.  He remained Head until his retirement in 1965.  Among many contributions to natural products and nutritional chemistry, Dr. Doisy isolated and synthesized vitamin K, and for this work he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1943, shared with Henrik Dam of Denmark.  Dr. Doisy was awarded the Illinois Achievement Award by the University of Illinois Alumni Association in 1958, and received an honorary degree from the University of Illinois in 1960.  Dr. Doisy endowed the Ada Doisy Lectures in 1970, and it has been the pleasure and good fortune of the Department of Biochemistry to host them annually since then.

The Ada Doisy Lectures are one of the most distinguished lectureships in the life sciences. Doisy Lecturers have been recognized by twenty Nobel Prizes and one Crafoord Prize, an equivalent to the Nobel Prize for areas not covered by it. Twelve of these awards were announced after invitation as Doisy Lecturers.

Past Doisy Speakers

2016-17 2017doisyposter

Dr. Eric Gouaux

Dr. David Julius

2015-16 2016doisyposter

Peter Walter

Kazutoshi Mori

2014-15 2015doisyposter

Suzanne Walker

Ian Wilson

2013-14 2014doisyposter

Melissa Moore

Taekjip Ha

2012-13 2013doisyposter

Xiadong Wang

Yigong Shi

2011-12 2012doisyposter

Joanne Chory

Roger N. Beachy

2010-11

2011doisyposter

James Wells

Stuart Schreiber

2009-10

2010doisyposter

Jack Szostak*

Jennifer Doudna

2008-09

2009doisyposter

Mark Krasnow

Gail Martin

Abstracts to both papers

2007-08

2008doisyposter

Chris Dobson

David Baker

Abstracts to both papers

2006-07

2007doisyposter

Roger Kornberg*

C. David Allis

2005-06

2006doisyposter

Robert J. Lefkowitz*

Brian K. Kobilka*

2004-05

2005doisyposter

Peter C. Agre*

Douglas C. Rees

2003-04

2004doisyposter

Elizabeth A. Craig

Susan L. Lindquist

2002-03

2003doisyposter

Peter B.Moore

Harry F. Noller

2001-02

2002doisyposter

Janos K. Lanyi

Sir John E. Walker*

2000-01

2001doisyposter

Willem P. C. Stemmer

Ronald W. Davis

1999-2000

Carl R. Woese †

Norman R. Pace

1998-99

Elizabeth H. Blackburn*

1996-97

Ronald M. Evans

1995-96

Richard J. Roberts*

1994-95

Earl W. Davie -

John W. Suttie

1993-94

Bert W. O’Malley

1990-91

Edmond H. Fischer*

Edwin G. Krebs*

1989-90

Kurt Wüthrich*

1988-89

J. Michael Bishop*

Harold E. Varmus*

1986-87

Tom Maniatis

Mark Ptashne

1985-86

Stephen J. Benkovic

Jeremy R. Knowles

1984-85

Joan Steitz

Phillip Sharp*

1983-84

Joseph L. Goldstein*

Michael S. Brown*

1980-81

Leroy E. Hood

1979-80

Charles Yanofsky

1978-79

Donald D. Brown

Herbert Boyer

1977-78

Albert L. Lehninger

Efraim Racker

1976-77

Luis F. Leloir*

1974-75

Arthur Kornberg*

Osamu Hayaishi

1973-74

Saul Roseman

Bruce Ames

1972-73

Paul Berg*

Walter Gilbert*

1970-71

Charles Huggins*

Elwood V. Jensen

*Nobel Laureate
†Crafoord Prize