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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Mark Keller Honorary Lecture Series

About the Mark Keller Honorary Lecture Series


Lecture Date Lecturer Name Lecture Title
November 29, 2018 Philip A. May, Ph.D. Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Correlates
November 30, 2017 Kenneth J. Sher, Ph.D  Development and Resolution of Alcohol Use Disorders
November 3, 2016 Michael Charness, M.D. 
Neurodevelopment and Alcohol: From Cell Adhesion to Cell Phones
November 5, 2015 Kathleen K. Sulik, Ph.D.  Embryos and Ethanol: Basic Research to Prevention
October 14, 2014 Craig J. McClain, M.D. Nutrition, Gut Barrier Function, and Liver Disease
March 25, 2014 (rescheduled from October 2013) Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D. Functional Compromise and Compensation in Alcoholism: Neuropsychology Meets Neuroimaging
November 15, 2012 Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D. The Genetic Epidemiology of Alcohol Use Disorders: A Current Perspective
October 25, 2011 John C. Crabbe, Ph.D. Translational Behavior-Genetic Studies of Alcohol: Are We There Yet?
October 26, 2010 R. Adron Harris, Ph.D. Alcohol and the Brain: From Molecules to Humans
November 21, 2009 Jan B. Hoek, Ph.D. Alcoholism and Its Impact on Energy Metabolism: Implications for Tissue Injury and Repair
October 21, 2008 Kathleen Grant, Ph.D. The Alcoholic Drinking Phenotype in Non-Human Primates: Who Bellies Up to the Bar?
October 20, 2007 Boris Tabakoff, Ph.D. Why Mice, Rats and Some Humans Drink Alcohol: A Neurobiologic/Genomics Perspective
November 7, 2006 Fulton T. Crews, Ph.D. Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration and Regeneration During Alcohol Addiction Recovery
November 3, 2005 Linda Patia Spear, Ph.D. Adolescence: Neurobehavioral Characteristics, Differential Alcohol Sensitivities and Intake
November 9, 2004 George F. Koob, Ph.D. The Neurobiology of Alcoholism: Dysregulation of the Brain Reward and Stress Systems
November 18, 2003 Adolf Pfefferbaum, M.D. Alcohol-induced Insult to the Living Brain: Views from Magnetic Resonance Imaging
November 21, 2002 Richard A. Dietrich, Ph.D. Genetics of Ethanol Effects in Animal Models
April 11, 2002 (rescheduled from November 2001) Harold Kalant, M.D., Ph.D. Comparison of Mechanisms of Tolerance and Dependence Among Alcohol, Opiates, and Other Psychoactive Drugs  
November 16, 2000 Carrie Randall, Ph.D. Alcohol and Pregnancy: Highlights from Three Decades of Research
November 18, 1999 Henri Begleiter, Ph.D. The Search for Genes for Alcoholism
November 19, 1998 Ting-Kai Li, M.D. Pharmacogenetics of Responses to Alcohol and Genes That Influence Alcohol Drinking
November 13, 1997 Marc A. Schuckit, M.D. A Prospective Study of Genetic and Environmental Influences in Alcoholism: Working Toward Prevention
November 1, 1996 Charles S. Lieber, M.D. Hepatic and Other Medical Disorders of Alcoholism: From Pathogenesis to Treatment




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Last reviewed December 2018



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