April 23, 2004

Lee E. Limbird, Ph.D., Celebration and Tribute

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Brent Anderson, a laboratory technician in the Laboratory of Gene Discovery, will be one of the students seeking a master’s degree in laboratory science. Photo by Dana Johnson

Lee E. Limbird, Ph.D., Celebration and Tribute

Friday, April 30, 1-5 p.m. Langford Auditorium

Program and presentations are as follows:

1 p.m. – Opening remarks, Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., vice chancellor for health affairs, Gordon Gee, chancellor

1:10 p.m. – video tribute

1:25 p.m. – Seminar: “Role Models, The Old Girls’ Club, and GPCR Signaling.” Joan Heller Brown, Ph.D., professor and interim chair, department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego, LaJolla, Calif.

1:55 p.m. – Presentation: Mark A. Magnuson, M.D., professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, professor of Medicine, assistant vice chancellor for research, VUSM.

2:05 p.m. – Seminar: “Regulating Antidepressant Targets: Prozac Meets Viagra.” Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., Allan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology, professor of Psychiatry, director, Center for Molecular Neuroscience, investigator, John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, VUSM.

2:35 p.m. – Presentation: Limbird Students/Trainees. Nicole L. Schramm-Sapyta, Ph.D., and Matthew H. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., spokespersons

2:40 p.m. – break

3 p.m. – Seminar: “The Molecular Architecture of signaling Complexes.” John D. Scott, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Senior Scientist and director of academic development, Vollum Institute, Portland, Ore.

3:30 p.m. – Presentation – Vanderbilt Professional Women. Jeanette J. Norden, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, VUSM, spokesperson.

3:35 p.m. – Tribute: Dennis G. Hall, Ph.D., associate provost for research and graduate education, professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, VU.

3:45 p.m. – Seminar: “G Protein-coupled Receptors and Their Regulatory Mechanisms.” Marc G. Caron, Ph.D., James B. Duke Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University Medical Institute, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

4:15 p.m. – Presentation: “Limbird Lab” Qin Wang, M.D., Ph.D., research assistant professor of Pharmacology VUSM, spokesperson.

4:25 p.m. – Tribute: Dan M. Roden, M.D., William Stokes Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, director of the division of Clinical Pharmacology, VUSM.

4:40 p.m. – Tribute and Presentation: Heidi E Hamm, Ph.D., Earl W. Sutherland, Jr. Professor of Pharmacology and chair of the department of Pharmacology, and professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, VUSM.

4:40 p.m. – Tribute: Joel G. Hardman, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology, Emeritus, and former chair of Pharmacology,VUSM.

4:55 p.m. – Closing Remarks, Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., vice chancellor for health affairs.

Reception: West Lawn between Light Hall and the VA. Additional information, call 322-2151.