H.W. Magoun Distinguished Lectureship

The H.W. Magoun Lecture was instituted in 1989 as an annual lecture both to honor the BRI’s founder, Dr. Horace (Tid) Magoun, and to recognize outstanding achievements by BRI members. The lecturer is selected by a faculty committee, which evaluates nominations from the membership at large. More on H.W. Magoun and his legacy at the Brain Research Institute here.

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2021Thirty-Second Annual H.W. Magoun LectureDean Buonomano, Ph.D.Professor

Departments of Neurobiology and Psychology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
"How Does the Brain Tell Time?"
2020Thirty-First Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture Michael V. Sofroniew, M.D., Ph.D.Distinguished Professor

Department of Neurobiology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
"Essential Astrocyte Roles in Protection and Repair After CNS Injury and Disease"
2019Thirtieth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureEdythe D. London, Ph.D.Professor

Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“Neural Systems, Dopamine Receptors and Stimulant Use: Brain Imaging to Guide Treatment”
2018Twenty-Ninth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureDavid S. Eisenberg, D.Phil.Distinguished Professor

Department of Biological Chemistry

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“The Amyloid State of Proteins: Reversible Functional Amyloid vs. Irreversible Pathogenic Amyloid”
2017Twenty-Eighth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureSusan Bookheimer, Ph.D.Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“The Uniquely Human Hippocampus: Evidence from Functional Imaging in Health and Disease”
2016Twenty-Seventh Annual H.W. Magoun LectureBaljit Khakh, Ph.D.Professor

Departments of Neurobiology and Physiology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
"Astrocyte Roles in Neural Circuits: New Tools, Findings and Concepts"
2015Twenty-Sixth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureIstvan Mody, Ph.D.Professor

Departments of Neurology and Physiology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“Inhibition in the Brain: Watching the Wheels go Round and Round”
2014Twenty-Fifth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureAlcino J. Silva, Ph.D.Distinguished Professor

Departments of Psychology and Neurobiology

University of California, Los Angeles
”The Exciting Road from Mechanisms of Learning to the Treatment of Cognitive Disorders”
2013Twenty-Fourth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureV. Reggie Edgerton, Ph.D.Vice Chair, Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology;

Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurobiology

University of California, Los Angeles
“Novel Principles of Motor Control: Shackled by Tradition, Released by Data”
2012Twenty-Third Annual H.W. Magoun LectureDaniel H. Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor. Department of Human Genetics

Professor, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“Advances in Autism: The Path from Genetics and Neurobiology to Therapeutic Development”
2011Twenty-Second Annual H.W. Magoun LectureKelsey C. Martin, M.D., Ph.DChair and Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry;

Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“Signaling Between Synapse and Nucleus During Neuronal Plasticity”
2010Twenty-First Annual H.W. Magoun LectureRonald M. Harper, Ph.D.Distinguished Professor

Department of Neurobiology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“Sleep, Breathing and the Heart”
2009Twentieth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureMichael S. Fanselow, Ph.D.Professor

Department of Psychology

College of Life Sciences

University of California, Los Angeles
“The Dynamic Origin of Memory Systems in the Brain: Insight from Contextual Fear Conditioning”
2008Nineteenth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureDiane M. Papazian, Ph.D.Professor

Department of Physiology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“Kv3.3 Potassium Channels and Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 13”
2007Eighteenth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureRichard W. Olsen, Ph.D.Distinguished Professor, Department of Anesthesiology;

Professor Emeritus, Departments of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology;

Professor, Department of Neuroscience

University of California, Los Angeles
“GABA-A Receptors are Molecular Targets for Alcohol and General Anesthetics”
2006Seventeenth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureJerome M. Siegel, Ph. D.Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

DGSOM at UCLA
“How the Brain Coordinates Muscle Tone, Emotion and Alertness: From Magoun to Orexin”
2005Sixteenth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureJack L. Feldman, Ph.D.Distinguished Professor

Department of Neurobiology

DGSOM at UCLA
“A Lifetime of Breathing”
2004Fifteenth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureAllan J. Tobin, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus

Departments of Physiological Science and Neurology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“Impatience and Serendipity in the Fight Against Huntington’s Disease”
2003Fourteenth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureArthur P. Arnold, Ph.D.Chair and Distinguished Professor

Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology

College of Life Sciences

UCLA
“What Makes a Brain Feminine or Masculine?”
2002Thirteenth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureAnthony T. Campagnoni, Ph.D.Associate Director and Professor Emeritus

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

DGSOM at UCLA
“The Many Faces of the Myelin Basic Protein Gene: From Reverse Genetics to Cortical Development”
2001Twelfth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureDebora B. Farber, Ph.D., D.Ph.hc.Distinguished Professor

Department of Ophthalmology

DGSOM at UCLA
“Of Mice and Men: Molecular Studies of Retinal Degenerations”
2000Eleventh Annual H.W. Magoun LectureS. Lawrence Zipursky, Ph.D.Distinguished Professor

Department of Biological Chemistry

DGSOM at UCLA
“Wiring the Nervous System: A Molecular Genetic Dissection of Axon Guidance”
1999Tenth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureWilliam M. Pardridge, M.D.Professor

Department of Medicine

DGSOM at UCLA
“The Blood-Brain Barrier and Non-Invasive Drug Delivery to the Brain”
1997Ninth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureLawrence Kruger, Ph.D.Professor

Departments of
Neurobiology and Anesthesiology

DGSOM at UCLA
“The Painful Quest of the Most Versatile Neuron or, Whither, Wither, the Wince?”
1996Eighth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureLutz Birnbaumer, Ph.D.Professor

Departments of Anesthesiology and Biological Chemistry

DGSOM at UCLA
“Capacitative Calcium Entry Into Cells: Molecular Basis and Properties”
1995Sixth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureElizabeth F. Neufeld, Ph.D.Chair and Professor

Department of Biological Chemistry

UCLA
“Understanding and Treating Mucopolysaccharide Storage Disorders”
1995Seventh Annual H.W. Magoun LectureEnrico Stefani, M.D., Ph.D.Vice Chair and Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

DGSOM at UCLA
“Regulation by Voltage and Auxiliary Subunits of Ion Channels”
1994Fifth Annual H.W. Magoun LectureJohn C. Liebeskind, Ph.D.Professor

Departments of Psychology and Anesthesiology

UCLA
“Pain, Stress, and Immunity”
1992Fourth Annual H. W. Magoun LectureFrancisco Bezanilla, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus

Department of Physiology

DGSOM at UCLA
“The Nerve Impulse: Ion Channels Gated by Electric Fields”
1991Third Annual H.W. Magoun LectureJoaquin Fuster, M.D.Professor

Department of Psychiatry

DGSOM at UCLA
“A Glimpse of the ‘Engram’: Memory in Primate Cortex”
1990Second Annual H. W. Magoun LectureArnold B. Scheibel, M.D.Professor

Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Psychiatry

UCLA
“On Cortical Substrates of Human Cognitive Function”
1989First Annual Magoun H.W. LectureWilliam H. Oldendorf, M.D.Professor

Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry

DGSOM at UCLA
“Neuroanatomy of the Living Human Brain”