The Stephen Schuetze Memorial Lectures

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.

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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

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