The Dolan Boyd Pritchett Memorial Lecture

Dolan Pritchett, Ph.D. was a beloved and respected member of the Departments of Pharmacology and Pediatrics. Dr. Pritchett was recruited to Penn in 1990, where he established himself as an innovative and imaginative young investigator. His work is likely to lead to major applications for the development of new therapeutic strategies for such neurologic disorders as epilepsy and stroke. He was an internationally recognized authority in the fields of neuroscience and molecular biology, with particular expertise in the ways in which nerve cells communicate with each other. He was a role model and a sought after teacher and mentor. Dr. Pritchett was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1991 and was scientifically productive until his death in December of 1994.

Previous Lecturers:

2013 Phillip Sharp
2012 Michel Lazdunski
2011 Lewis Williams
2010 Xiaoliang Sunney Xie
2009 Sir Ian Wilmut
2009 James Scott
2007  Steven L. McKnight
2006  Patrick O. Brown
2005  Michael B. Robinson
2004  Steve A. Kay
2003  Lawrence J. Marnett
2002  Steven M. Reppert
2001  Johna H. Auwerx
1999  Shuh Narumiya
1998  Bert Sakmann
1997  Perry Molinoff
1996  James L. Roberts
1995  Peter H. Seeburg