March 1985
Dr. J. Michael Bishop, Nobel Laureate, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco
“Cancer Genes Come of Age”

February 1986
Dr. Charles Yanofsky, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University
“Regulatory Diversity in the Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria”

December 1986
Dr. Leroy E. Hood, Bowles Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology
“Biotechnology and Medicine of the Future”

October 1988
Dr. Bruce Michael Alberts, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
“The Protein Machinery that Replicates Chromosomes”

December 1988
Dr. Thomas Maniatis, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University
“Mechanisms of Human b-Interferon Gene Regulation”

December 1989
Dr. Martin C. Raff, Professor: Biology Department, Co-Director: Developmental Neurobiology Programme, Zoology Department, University College, London, England
“Cell Diversification in the Mannalian Central Nervous System”

April 1990
Dr. Max Ferdinand Perutz, F.R.S., Nobel Laureate, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England
“Determining the Atomic Structure of Living Matter: What Use to Medicine?”

March 1991
Dr. Susumu Tonegawa, Nobel Laureate, Professor of Biology, Center for Cancer Research and Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
“Development and Specificities of gd cells”

June 1992
Dr. Harlyn O. Halvorson, Director of Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
“The Role of Marine Biology in Modern Medicine”

June 1993
Dr. Tasuku Honjo, Professor, Department of Medical Chemistry, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
“Immunoglobulin genes; organization, rearrangement and selection”

March 1994
Dr. Marian E. Koshland, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
“How do Cytokines regulate immunoglobulin gene expression?”

March 1994
Dr. Daniel E. Koshland, Jr., Editor of Science, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
“Information processing in sensory systems”

April 1995
Dr. Bruce Ames, Professor Division of Biochemistry and molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
“Understanding the Causes of Aging and Cancer”

April 1995
Dr. Giovanna Ames, Professor Division of Biochemistry and molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
“ATP - Dependent Transport Systems in Bacteria”

April 1996
Dr. Joshua Lederberg, Sackler Foundation Scholar and President Emeritus, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York
“Future of Infectious Disease”

July 1996
Dr. French Anderson, Director, Gene Therapy Laboratories, University of Southern California School of Medicine
“Human Gene Therapy" and "Studies on the Mechanism of retroviral entry: Implications for vector development”

September 1996
Dr. Hilary Koprowski, Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Of Vampires, Bats, and Dogs: Myths of Rabies”

October 1996
Dr. Lucy Stuart Tompkins, Professor Stanford University School of Medicine
“H.pylori Epidemiology and Pathogenesis”

October 1996
Dr. Standley Falkow, Professor Stanford University School of Medicine
“New Genetic Approaches for the Study of Pathogenic Bacteria”

August 1997
Dr. C. J. Peters, Chief, Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, Author of 'Virus Hunter'
“Ebola and Other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: What shall we expect?”

December 1998
Dr. Francis V. Chisari, Professor and Head of the Division of Experimental Pathology, Director of the General Clinical Research Center, The Scripps Research Institute
“New Concepts in Viral Pathogenesis: The Hepatitis B Virus Paradigm”

May 2001
Dr. Robert G. Webster, Chairman and Professor, Rose Marie Thomas Chair, Department of Virology and Molecular Biology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Director World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds
“The Origin and Control of Pandemic Influenza”

April 2003
Dr. Peter C. Doherty, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia and Michael F. Tamer Endowed Chair of Biomedical Research, Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children's Hospital Memphis, TN
"How We Deal with Virus Infections"

November 2004
Dr. David D. Ho, Director & CEO of The Aaro Diamond AIDS Research Center, The Irene Diamond Professor, Rockefeller University
“Vaccine Development for HIV and SARS-CoV”

November 2005
Dr. Andy Ball, Professor of Microbiology, UAB
“Viruses, the Universe, and Everything”

November 2005
Dr. Robert A. Lamb, John Evans Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Northwest University, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
“Extreme Machines: Structures of the Paramyxovirus Fusion Protein"

November 2005
Dr. Charles M. Rice III, Maurice and Corinne Greenberg Professor, The Rockefeller University
“Tackling a Tough Positive Strand RNA Virus: Progress on Hepatitis C”

November 2005
Dr. Gail Wertz, Professor of Pathology, University of Virginia
“Transcriptional Control is Pivotal for Negative Strand RNA Virus Pathogenesis”

January 2009
Dr. Rudolf Jaenisch, Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
“Stem Cells, Pluripotency, and Nuclear Reprogramming”

March 2011
Dr. Joan Brugge, Chair, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
“Extracellular Matrix Regulation of Morphogenesis, Oncogenesis, and Drug Sensitivity”

November 2011
Dr. Bonnie L. Bassler, Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Princeton University
“Manipulating Quorum Sensing to Control Bacterial Pathogenicity”

October 2013
Dr. Michael B.A. Oldstone, Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, Head, Viral-Immunobiology Laboratory, The Scripps Research Institute, "Anatomy of Viral Persistence: Mechanisms of Immune Evasion and Treatment"

February 2015
Dr. Jorge E. Galán, Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Professor of Cell Biology Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale University
, “Typhoid fever: new insights into an old disease”

March 2016
Dr. Roy Curtiss, III, Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, "Inducing mucosal immunity - historical past and the present using Salmonella as our friend"

February 2017
Dr. Dennis Burton, Chair, Department of Immunology & Microbial Science, The Scripps Research Institute, "Progress toward a neutralizing antibody-based HIV vaccine"

February 2018
Dr. Feng Zhang, James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Advances in Genome Editing Technologies and Applications"

March 2019
Dr. Dan Littman, Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology, Department of Pathology, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Skirball Institute, "Dissecting Immune System Regulation by Commensal Microbes"

March 2020
Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor Department of Immunobiology; Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology; Dermatology, Howard Huges Medical Institute Investigator, "Antiviral Immunity at the Mucosal Surfaces"

March 2021
Dr. Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Director Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute, Professor of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, "Virus-host interactions as a guide to virus basic biology and antiviral development"