Green Lecture

The Green Lecture was set up in honor of the late Dr. Jack Peter Green (1925-2007), the founding Chair of the former Department of Pharmacology. The Green Lectures are given annually by distinguished scientists in Pharmacology on disease mechanisms and drug action. If you are interested in joining the mailing list for this Lectureship, please contact

Year Lecture

"Following the Rabbit into Chemical Space”
Brian Shoichet, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco


"New Chemical and Sythetic Biology Technologies"
Bryan Roth, M.D., Ph.D.
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


"Cannabidiol and Oxytocin: Mysterious Modulators of Brain Signaling"
Richard Tsien, Ph.D.
New York University Langone Health


"Building a Better a Biotech: The Story of Regeneron
George Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

2017 “Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway: From Physiology to Atomic Structure
David Julius, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
2013 "A New Take on Uptake: Neurotransmitter Transporters and the Cellular Mechanisms of Amphetamine Action"
Susan G. Amara, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

"Translational Therapeutics of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs"
Garret A. Fitzgerald, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine


"Pharmacogenetics of Adverse Effect of Antileukemic Therapy"
Mary V. Relling, Ph.D.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


"Taxol, tubulin and Tumors: Challenges in the New Era of Cancer Therapeutics"
Susan Band Horwitz, M.D.,Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

2005 "Insulin Resistance in the Pancreatic B-cell and a unifying Hypothesis for the Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes"
C. Ronald Kahn, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
The Joslin Diabetes Center