The Stephen Schuetze Memorial Lecture was established in 1987, and has been funded by contributions from friends, colleagues, and students as well as a generous annual contribution from his former wife, Roberta Pollock. The Lectureship seeks to bring young neurobiologists to the Columbia community to present their work.
Stephen M. Schuetze 1952-1987
Steve Schuetze joined the faculty at Columbia in 1981. He was promoted to an Associate Professor with tenure in 1987. Steve was an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated summa cum laude with dual degrees in electrical engineering and physiological psychology. He obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1978 working with Gerry Fischbach and went on to work with Dan Goodenough at Harvard for his postdoctoral studies.
Steve's scientific career reflected his dual training as an electrical engineer and a biologist. His primary concern was the central problem of how a pre-synaptic nerve influences its post-synaptic target, using the ion channel kinetics of the acetylcholine receptor as a well-defined signpost.
The Stephen Schuetze Memorial Lecture was established in 1987, and is an endowed lecture made possible by a generous gift from his widow, Roberta Pollock. The Lectureship seeks to bring young neurobiologists to the Columbia community to present their work.
Complete list of Schuetze Memorial Lecturers
2018-2019 - Nieng Yan
2016-2017 - Mala Murthy
2014-2015 - Ed Boyden
2010-2011 - Rachel Wilson
2008-2009 - Karl Deisseroth
2005-2006 - Liqun Luo
2002-2003 - Yang Dan
2001-2002 - Jeremy Nathans
2000-2001 - Marc Tessier-Lavigne
1998-1999 - Lawrence Katz
1997-1998 - Jeff Lichtman
1996-1997 - Roderick MacKinnon
1995-1996 - Richard Huganir
1994-1995 - William Harris & Christine Holt
1993-1994 - Susan McConnell
1992-1993 - Zach Hall
1991-1992 - Carla Schatz
1990-1991 - Martha Constantine Paton
1989-1990 - Paul Brehm
1988-1989 - Gerald D. Fischbach