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Thomas Smith Memorial Lecture

This lecture was established in 1997 by the Council on Basic Science to honor Dr. Thomas W. Smith, a pioneer in the application of biochemical, cellular, and molecular approaches to investigative cardiac contractility.

Previous Awardees of the Thomas Smith Memorial Lecture

YearAwardee
2017Roger J. Hajjar, MD
"Gene Therapy & Genome Editing for Acquired & Inherited Cardiomyopathies"
2016Yibin Wang, PhD, FAHA
"Amending The Broken Heart: Genes, Genomics And Beyond"
2015Stefanie Dimmeler PhD, FAHA
Regulatory RNAs in cardiovascular disease
2014Junichi Sadoshima M.D., Ph.D.
"Regulation of myocardial growth and death by the Hippo signaling pathway"
2013Steven Houser, PhD, FAHA
"Calcium: Nodal Regulator of Contractility and Hypertrophy in Cardiac Myocytes"
2012Peipei Ping, PhD, FAHA
"Dancing in the Heart of Organellar Proteomes"
2011Gerald W. Dorn III, MD, FAHA
"Decoding the Cardiac Message"
2010Paul Simpson, MD, FAHA
"Rethinking Cardiac Hypertrophy"
2009Walter Koch, PhD, FAHA
"GRK2 Inhibition as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Heart Failure"
2008Jeffrey Molkentin, PhD
"PKC? as a Novel Therapeutic Target for Treating Heart Failure"
2007Douglas Losordo, MD, FAHA
"Biologic Tissue Repair: Tearing Pages out of Nature's Playbook"
2006Silvia Priori, MD, PhD
"From a Girl to a Mouse: A Journey in the Rhythm of the Heart"
2005Eduardo Marban, MD, PhD, FAHA
"Gene- and cell-based therapies for cardiac arrhythmias"
2004Don Bers, PhD, FAHA
"Interplay of Calcium and Sodium Regulation in Cardiac Myocytes"
2003Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD
"Seven Membrane-Spanning Receptors and Their Regulation"
2002Andrew R. Marks, M.D., FAHA
"A Guide for the Perplexed – Toward a Molecular Understanding of Heart Failure"
2001Seigo Izumo, M.D.
"Heart Development and Congenital Heart Disease: From the Flies to Humans"
2000Eric N. Olson, PhD
"Transcriptional Control of Cardiac Form and Function"
1999Kurt G. Beam, PhD
"Cardiac excitation - contraction coupling: a hair-trigger for calcium release?"
1998Eva J. Neer, MD
"Studies of Heterotrimeric G Proteins: Lessons from Modified Molecules and Modified Mice"
1997Arthur Mu-En Lee, MD, PhD
"Vascular Smooth Muscle Differentiation"