The Dolan Boyd Pritchett Honorary Lecture

Dolan Pritchett, Ph.D.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:

  • 2017 Jennifer Doudna
  • 2016 Thomas C. Sudhof
  • 2015 Jeffrey I. Gordon
  • 2014 Joseph L. Goldstein
  • 2013 Phillip Sharp
  • 2012 Michel Lazdunski
  • 2011 Lewis Williams
  • 2010 Xiaoliang Sunney Xie
  • 2009 Sir Ian Wilmut
  • 2008 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