The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Ronald D. Vale, PhD as the recipient of the 46th Annual Faculty Research Lecture Award.
Each year this distinction proudly acknowledges the outstanding scientific achievements made by a member of the Academic Senate. Academic Senate members are asked to consider the contributions of their colleagues so that the University community may recognize their achievements.
Dr. Vale has been a member of the UCSF faculty since 1986 and holds an appointment as a Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology. He is also a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, a member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and William K. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Anesthesia.
Dr. Vale is an influential scientist whose pre-eminence is widely recognized nationally and internationally. He has made seminal and pioneering contributions in the fields of cell biology and biophysics. Vale and his research group have used a combination of biophysical, structural, and cell biological approaches to understand the mechanisms and roles of molecular motors, small protein machines that transport molecules and organelles inside of cells.
It is a great privilege for the Academic Senate to have the opportunity to honor his achievements with this prestigious award.
The 46th Faculty Research Lecture will take place during Founder's Week on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 3:30 p.m. in Cole Hall. The lecture is open to the campus community and the general public.