Robert W. Ramsey Lecturers

2015 - 2016 Ramsey Lecturer: Kurt Beam, Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Attempting to Construct Skeletal Muscle Triad Junctions in a Non-muscle Cell

2014 - 2015 Ramsey Lecturer: Eduardo Rios, Ph.D. Department of Molecular Biophysics and Physiology, Rush University
Calsequestrin; Supporter of Structure, Enabler and Controller of Function in Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle

2013 - 2014 Ramsey Lecturer: Eric Olson, Ph.D. Department of Molecular Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
The Molecular Networks of Heart Development, Disease and Regeneration

2012 - 2013 Ramsey Lecturer: John Solaro, Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinios, Chicago
Heart Failure and Signaling To and From Cardiac Sarcomeres

2011 Clara Franzini-Armstrong, Ph.D., Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Components and Interactions of the Supramolecular Complex in Calcium Release Units of Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle

2010 Raj K. Goyal, M.D., Department of Medicine, Beth Israel-Deaconess, Harvard Medical School
Smooth Muscle Neuromuscular Neurotransmission: Lessons from the Mutant Mice

2009 Charles Antzelevitch, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology,
Masonic Medical Research Laboratory
Functional Characterization of Genetic Defects Associated with Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndromes: Long QT, Short QT, and J Wave Syndromes

2008 Evangelia Kranias, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics,
University of Cincinnati
Targeting Calcium Cycling as a Therapeutic Modality in Heart Failure

2007 Michael R. Rosen, M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
Cardiac Memory from Patient to Pathway

2005 Gary K. Owens, PhD., University of Virginia
Molecular Regulation of Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation in
Development and Disease

2003 Kevin P. Campbell, Ph.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine
Molecular Insights Into the Pathogenesis of Muscular Dystrophy

2001 Avril Somlyo, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Signaling Through G-Proteins, Kinases and Phosphatases to Smooth Muscle and Non-Muscle Myosin II

1999 José Jalife, M.D. F.A.C.C., SUNY Syracuse
Electrophysiological Consequences of Deletions of Connexins in the Hearts of Genetically Engineered Mice

1998 Brian R. Duling, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Gap Junction Communication in the Arteriolar Wall: Creation of a Functional Syncytium

1997 Gerhard Meissner, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Regulation of the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Ca2+ Release Channel (Ryanodine Receptor) by Ca2+ and Other Endogenous Effectors

1996 Gabriel M. Makhlouf, M.D., Ph.D., VCU School of Medicine
"Signaling in Gastrointestinal Smooth Muscle"

1995 Richard A. Murphy, Ph.D., VCU School of Medicine
What is Special about Smooth Muscle? Covalent Cross Bridge Regulation

1994 Clive M. Baumgarten, Ph.D., VCU School of Medicine
Electrical Activity in Muscle

1993 Ellis B. Ridgway, Ph.D., VCU School of Medicine
How the Photoprotein, Aequorin, Established Calcium as an Intracellular Messenger

1992 Alexandre Fabiato, M.D., Ph.D., VCU School of Medicine
Calcium-induced vs Inositol-tris-phosphate Induced Release of Calcium from the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum of Skinned Cardiac Cells