On Thursday, December 1, 2022, Dr. Robert M. Stroud, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, gave the Inaugural Richard E. Dickerson Biochemistry Lecture.
This lecture series honors Professor Emeritus Richard Dickerson, a giant in structural biology. A new endowment was recently established for the series to provide resources for an enriched biochemistry seminar series at UCLA, which will augment the ability of UCLA’s Biochemistry Division to continue its tradition of bringing the best scientific minds to campus to speak and interact with our faculty and students to enrich our teaching and research programs. We are grateful to all the donors whose generosity made the lecture series possible. Read more about Dickerson and the fund here.
The lecture began with a video of Dickerson’s opening remarks, which were filmed by graduate student Rebecca Warmack (S. Clarke group), who visited Dickerson at his home in Pasadena. (He was not able to attend the lecture.) The video was followed by historical presentations by Dickerson’s biochemistry colleagues Professors Steven Clarke, David Eisenberg, and Juli Feigon. In Stroud’s lecture, titled “Caught in the Act! – Building the Wall!”, he reported on molecular recognition and membrane transduction.
Select photos from the event can be viewed below and a photo gallery can be viewed here.