The Dorothy J. Killam Lecture was established at The Neuro in
2004 to recognize women of influence in business, science, politics
or the humanities. This important lecture is named after an
extraordinary woman who, together with her husband, made immense
contributions to Canadian education and science.
This year’s Dorothy J. Killam Lecturer is Dr. Lily Jan who is a Professor of Physiology and Biochemistry at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Jan has decades of expertise and leadership in ion channel studies. Her recent research interests in neuronal function and development converge on the neuron's dendrites. Dr. Jan is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has won numerous prizes and awards including the Ralph W. Gerard Prize and the Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience.
Dr. Jan will deliver her lecture, “Potassium channels and calcium-activated chloride channels for neuronal signaling” on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre at 4 pm. A reception will follow in the Foyer.