Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture

Established at Columbia University in 1977 through a grant from the Samuel and May Rudin Foundation, the Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship program serves as an important vehicle for the exchange of scientific knowledge among Columbia University, the greater New York City community, and academic institutions around the world.

Since the inception of the Rudin visiting professorship, Columbia has welcomed into the program nearly 50 leading scholars, scientists, researchers, and medical practitioners representing more than 30 world-renowned scientific and medical institutions and nine countries worldwide.

Past Rudin Visiting Professors

2016–17
Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD, Duke University

2014–15
Thomas R. Insel, MD, National Institutes of Mental Health

2013–14
Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, Stanford University

2012–13
Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

2011–1
Peter St. George-Hyslop, MD, FRCP (C), FRS, University of Cambridge; University of Toronto

2010–11
David Baltimore, PhD, California Institute of Technology

2008–09
Eric Olson, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

2007–08
Thomas C. Südhof, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

2006–07
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, Washington University School of Medicine

2004–05
Ronald M. Evans, PhD, The Salk Institute; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

2003–04
Dr. Michael Karin, University of California, San Diego

2002–03
Dr. Roderick Mackinnon, The Rockefeller University

2001–02
Eric S. Lander, PhD, Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2000–01
Richard Losick, PhD, Harvard University

1999–2000
Donald A. Henderson, Johns Hopkins University

1998–99
Robert W. Mahley, University of California at San Francisco
Charles Weissman, University of Surich, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

1997–98
James E. Rothman, Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute

1995-96
Laurie H. Glimcher, Harvard University
Francis S. Collins, National Institutes of Health

1994–95
Solomon H. Snyder, Johns Hopkins University
Alan Fersht, Cambridge University

1993–94
C. Thomas Caskey, Baylor College of Medicine
Michael E. Phelps, UCLA School of Medicine

1992–93
Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Thomas E. Starzl, University of Pittsburgh

1991–92
Jonathan Mann, Harvard Institute of Public Health, International AIDS Center, Boston
Sydney Brenner, Molecular Genetics Unit, Cambridge

1990–91
Geoffrey Thorburn, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Jonathan Beckwith, Harvard University

1989–90
Michael J. Berridge, University of Cambridge
Ira Herskowitz, University of California at San Francisco

1988–89
Friedrich Bonhoeffer, Max Planck Institut, Tubingen, West Germany
Marc W. Kirschner, University of California at Berkeley

1987–88
Sir Roy Yorke Calne, University of Cambridge

1986–87
Alexander Borbély, University of Zurich
Piet Borst, The Netherlands Cancer Institute

1985–86
Tom Maniatis, Harvard University
Alexander Rich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1984–85
Kurt Wüthrich, Eidgenossische Technische, Hoschule, Zurich
Daniel E. Koshland, Jr., University of California at Berkeley

1983–84
Philippe Coumel, Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris
Joseph Martin, Harvard University

1982–83
Peter J. Morris, Oxford University
Keith R. Yamamoto, University of California at San Francisco

1980–81
Harold M. Weintraub, University of Washington

1979–80
Charles Scriver, McGill University
Sir Richard Doll, Oxford University
Norman Geschwind, Harvard University

1978–79
Efraim Racker, Cornell University
Leo Sachs, Weizmann Institute
Rozella M. Schlotfeldt, Case Western Reserve University
Paul Lacy, Washington University, St. Louis

1977–78
Bruce N. Ames, University of California at Berkeley
Francis D. Moore, Harvard University
Baruj Benacerraf, Harvard University
David Mechanic, University of Wisconsin