James V. Neel Lectureship

In-person ONLY - No live stream or zoom link

TBA presents at the 22nd Annual James V. Neel Lecture. 

Tuesday, 2023 | 3:00 - 6:00 PM

3:00PM Lecture - Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
5:00PM Poster Session & Reception - Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons

Hopi E. Hoekstra, Ph.D.
Hopi E. Hoekstra, Ph.D.
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Curator of Mammalogy in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Speaker Bio- TBA

Annual Lecture

James Van Gundia Neel, M.D. (1915-2000) was a pioneer in developing human genetics research, having founded the first Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan in 1956, and chaired the Department for 25 years (1956-1984). He received the Lasker Award for establishing the genetic inheritance of thalassemia and sickle cell anemia. He was also well-known for assessing the effects of radiation on survivors of the atomic bombing in Japan during World War II, studying Amerindian populations, and conceptualizing the thrifty gene hypothesis. Dr. Neel was President of the American Society of Human Genetics in 1954 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1971.

James V. Neel Lecturers

  • 2022 Hopi E. Hoekstra
  • 2021 Stuart H. Orkin
  • 2020 Canceled
  • 2019 James Lupski
  • 2018 Uta Francke
  • 2017 Neil J. Risch
  • 2016 Andrew G. Clark
  • 2015 Haig H. Kazazian, Jr.
  • 2014 Richard P. Lifton
  • 2013 Huntington F. Willard
  • 2012 Mary-Claire King
  • 2011 David Page
  • 2010 David Botstein
  • 2009 Aravinda Chakravarti
  • 2008 Janet Rowley
  • 2007 Joseph Goldstein
  • 2006 Newton Morton
  • 2005 Charles Scriver
  • 2004 Arno Motulsky
  • 2003 James Crow
  • 2002 L.L. Cavalli-Sforza
  • 2001 Jack Schull