CHARLES H. BEST LECTURESHIP AND AWARD
Endowed by Dr. John K. and Mary E. Davidson
Please join us on Thursday April 2nd, 2015 for this year's lecture
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Lecture Location: JJR MacLeod Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Please join us for a reception immediately following the lecture in the Physiology Seminar Room (Medical Sciences Bldg. Room 3227).
Speaker: Dr. Douglas A. Melton, Professor, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University
Title: “Making human beta cells to understand and treat diabetes"
The University of Toronto Charles H. Best Lectureship and Award, endowed by Dr. John K. and Mary E. Davidson, was established to honour Charles H. Best, a co-discoverer of insulin and Chairman of the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto (1929-1965). It is intended to be the most prestigious International Award in the field of Diabetes given by the
“Metabolic Regulation of Insulin Secretion"
(2003) Dr. Luciano Rossetti, Director,
“Hypothalamic sensing of nutrients and the regulation of hepatic glucose”
(2005) Dr. Barbara Kahn, Professor of Medicine; Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division,
"Intertissue communication reveals novel mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of insulin resistance in obesity and type 2 diabetes"
(2009) Dr. Daniel J. Drucker, Director, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
"The future of incretin-based therapeutics"
(2011) Dr. Leonard Guarente, Novartis Professor, Department of Biology, Director of the Paul F. Glenn Lab. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
“Sirtuins, Aging and Disease"
(2013) Dr. Marc Montminy, Professor, Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
"Role of CREB and the CRTC Family of Coactivators in Glucose Homeostasis"