61st Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science
Awarded to Robert Stroud, PhD
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Robert M. Stroud, PhD, as recipient of the 61st Annual Faculty Research Lectureship – Basic Science for his prolific research on modern structural biology. The lecture, titled “Wiggle Wiggle Not a Trickle; Structure Specificity and Integrity at Biological Membranes”, will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium, Mission Bay Campus. The event will be simulcast and a reception will follow.
Lecture Title: Wiggle Wiggle Not a Trickle; Structure Specificity and Integrity at Biological Membranes
Date/Location: Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium, Mission Bay Campus
Live Simulcast: At senate.ucsf.edu on the day of the event.
A world leader in structural biology, Dr. Stroud’s research focuses on determining the molecular basis for function of enzymes and membrane proteins, particularly those involved in cancer and infectious diseases and on structure-assisted therapeutic drug discovery. He is a pioneer of membrane protein structural biology and has contributed to fundamental mechanisms of transmembrane channels, receptor proteins, and transporters at the atomic level. This work aims to elucidate the basis for transport and signaling across cell membranes at the level of atomic structure, and the macromolecular encoding of specificity and affinity at protein/protein and protein/ligand interfaces. Dr. Stroud has more than 340 peer reviewed publications and 300 macromolecular structure determinations including 40 membrane proteins to his credit.
Dr. Stroud’s contributions have been recognized by his election to the Royal Society of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Stroud is Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Professor of pharmaceutical Chemistry in the Department of Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge UK and PhD in J.D.Bernal’s laboratory at the University of London. During his postdoctoral with Richard E. Dickerson at California Institute of Technology he determined one of the earliest enzyme structures, trypsin. He became an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Stroud joined UCSF in 1976 and nucleated the University’s macromolecular structure group that includes many pioneers (msg.ucsf.edu).
The 61st Annual Faculty Research Lecture – Basic Science will be held in Byers Auditorium, Mission Bay Campus, on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., and will be available to stream via simulcast. Refreshments will be provided. The lecture is open to the campus community and the general public.
Since 1957, this award has been bestowed on an individual member of the UCSF faculty who has made a distinguished record in basic science. Nominations are made by UCSF faculty, who consider scientific research contributions of their colleagues and submit nominations for this prestigious award to the Academic Senate Committee on Research. Each year, the Committee on Research selects the recipient of this award.