Kuffler Lecture Series History

Stephen Kuffler

Stephen W. Kuffler was the chairman of the first Department of Neurobiology at Harvard University. He was a legendary figure both for his vision in launching a new field and for his numerous scientific contributions. The Kuffler Lecture Series at UC San Diego was started by the first neurobiology faculty member to hold the Stephen W. Kuffler endowed chair, Professor Mu-ming Poo. David Hubel, a Nobel Laureate for his pathbreaking work on the visual system with Torsten Wiesel, was the first lecturer in 1998. There have been 12 Kuffler lecturers, 8 of whom were Nobel Prize winners.

The 2013 Kuffler Lecture Series & Dinner is generously supported by the Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation.

  • Nicholas C. Spitzer

    2017
    Neurotransmiter Switching

  • William T. Newsome

    2016
    Eye, Brain, and Decision

  • Thomas M. Jessell

    2014
    Measured Motion

  • Huda Zoghbi

    2013
    Studies in Balance: From Brains to Genes and Back to Mind

  • Cori Bargmann

    2012
    Disentangling Genes, Circuits and Behavior

  • Roger Nicoll

    2011
    Cracking the Tough Nut: A Journey into the Inner Workings of the Brain

  • Rod MacKinnon

    2010
    Electrical Signaling in Biology

  • Roger Y. Tsien

    2009
    Matter Over Mind: Probing Neurons and Brains with Molecules and Photons

  • Bert Sakmann

    2008
    Central Synapses: Form and Function

  • Richard Axel

    2007
    Scents and Sensibility

  • Masakazu Konishi

    2006
    Neural Mechanisms of Natural Behavior

  • Larry R. Squire

    2005
    The Structure and Organization of Memory

  • Martin Raff

    2004
    Regulation of Mammalian Neural Development

  • Eric R. Kandel

    2003
    Molecular Biology of Memory Storage

  • Solomon H. Snyder

    2002
    Novel Neural Messengers

  • Charles F. Stevens

    2001
    Synapses and Circuits

  • Sydney Brenner

    2000
    From Genes to Brains and Back Again

  • Francis H. C. Crick

    1999
    From DNA to Consciousness

  • David H. Hubel

    1998
    Eye, Brain and Vision

Kuffler Lectures

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The Kuffler Lectures & Dinner
are generously supported by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.