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.

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"
Henry Metzger