30th Riker Memorial Lecture: Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., Feb. 8

OHSU’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is proud to bring you the 30th William K. and Carmella L. Riker Memorial Lecture. This year’s featured speaker is Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., member of the National Academy of Sciences Howard Hughes Medical Institute Department of Bioengineering and D. H. Chen Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Dr. Deisseroth, who is know for creating, developing, and disseminating the technology of optogenetics, will discuss the “optical deconstruction of fully-assembled biological systems” on Friday, February 8 at 4 p.m. in the Medical Student Teaching Lecture Hall, Richard Jones Hall 4320.

The William K. and Carmella L. Riker Memorial Lecture was established in 1981 to honor the memory of Carmela Louise Riker, the wife of Dr. William K. Riker, chair of Pharmacology at OHSU for 21 years. Through her activities in the Medical School Alliance and OHSU Volunteer Services, Mrs. Riker made important contributions to enhancing patient facilities and supporting medical students.