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The R. E. Dyer Lectures

To honor Dr. Rolla Eugene Dyer, former NIH director, the R. E. Dyer Lectureship was founded when he retired in September 1950. Lectureship awards are made for outstanding contributions to medical or biological knowledge, and the recipient chooses his subject. The following lectures have been given.

Date Title Presenter
June 21, 1951
"Genetic Control of Metabolism"
George W. Beadle
October 29, 1952
"The Virus and the Cell"
Sir F. MacFarlane Burnet
October 22, 1953
"The Gold-Headed Cane in the Laboratory"
Rene J. Dubos
November 17, 1954
"Recent Observations on the Behavior of Tissue Culture of Certain Viruses Pathogenic for Man"
John Franklin Enders
January 31, 1956
"The Properdin System"

Louis Pillemer
February 19, 1957
"The Natural History of Plague and Psittacosis""
Karl F. Meyer
November 5, 1957
"Influenza: History, Epidemiology and Speculation"
Richard E. Shope
December 16, 1958
"Microbial Persistence and Latency"
Walsh McDermott
December 1, 1959
Albert H. Coons
November 15, 1960
"Epidemiologic Models in Vector-Borne Disease Studies"
George Macdonald
January 10, 1962
"Messages in Macromolecules"
Rollin D. Hotchkiss
April 24, 1963
"How Does a Virus Work"
Salvador E. Luria
April 29, 1964
"The Malignant Transformation of Cells by Viruses"
Harry Rubin
April 7, 1965
"The Territory of Epidemiology"
Alexander D. Langmuir
April 27, 1966
"Viral Oncogenesis or Subversion at the Cellular Level"
Karl Habel
April 26, 1967
"Development and Involution of Lymphoid Tissue and Immunologic Capacities"
Robert Alan Good
April 24, 1968
"Test-tube Studies of a Self-Duplicating RNA Molecule"
Sol Spiegelman
April 9, 1969
"Viral and Cellular Interactions: The Mechanisms of Actions of Supraoptimal Temperature on the Development of Poliovirus"
André Lwoff
December 17, 1969
"Cell Selection and Cooperation in the Immune Response"
Baruj Benacerraf
May 12, 1971
"Mechanism of Cell Transformation by DNA and RNA Tumor Viruses"
Maurice Green
April 19, 1972
"The Inflammatory Response: Appreciation of Amplification and Control Mechanisms"
K. Frank Austen
January 24, 1973
"Influenza: The Last of the Great Plagues--Genetic Approaches to the Understanding and Control of an Infectious Disease"
Edwin K. Kilbourne
February 6, 1974
"The Replication and Possible Origin of RNA Viruses With a DNA Polymerase"
Howard M. Temin
November 6, 1974
D. Carleton Gajdusek
September 29, 1976
"Selective Expression of I Region Genes in Lymphocyte Subpopulations"
Hugh O. McDevitt
May 31, 1978
"Influenza Virus: Recent Insights and Prospects for Effective Control"
Robert M. Chanock
October 18, 1978
"Gene Transfer in Mammalian Cells"
Frank Ruddle
March 14, 1979
"Structural and Genetic Approaches to the Study of Antibody Complementarity"
Elvin A. Kabat
February 25, 1981
"Somatic Variation in Immunoglobulin Production by Mouse Myeloma Cells"
Matthew D. Scharff
May 12, 1982
"The Three-Dimensional Structure of the Antibody Molecule: Specificity and Diversity"
Michael Potter, David Davies
December 14, 1983
"Human Tumor Viruses: The Search for Some Is Over"
Robert C. Gallo
May 1, 1985
"Malaria: Cell Surface Proteins as Receptors and Immunogens"
Louis H. Miller
April 23, 1986
"The Immunoglobulin Gene Superfamily and Biological Instrumentation"
Leroy E. Hood
March 11, 1987
"Molecular Basis of Viral Virulence"
Bernard N. Fields
May 18, 1988
"Mechanism of Peptide Hormone Signalling: An Immunological Gene Model"
Marian E. Koshland
February 14, 1990
"Petroviruses: Where did They Come From, and Where Are They Going?"
Malcolm A. Martin
May 7, 1991
"A Comparative Analysis of T Cell Development"
Max D. Cooper
April 14, 1992
"The Alpha Beta T Cell Repertoire in Health and Disease"
Philippa Marrack
January 4, 1995
"Macromolecular Associations and Signal Transduction"

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