Previous Nelson J. Leonard Distinguished Lecturers

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Thomas Cech
University of Colorado, Boulder

Thomas Carrell
Lugwig-Maximilians-Universität für Chemie und Pharmazie

Marvin Caruthers
University of Colorado, Boulder

Peter Dervan
Caltech

Phillip A. Sharp
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014-15, Nobel Laureate Steven Chu

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Steven Chu
Stanford University

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2013-14, Jeffrey A. Hubbell

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Jeffrey A. Hubbell
The University of Chicago

2012-13, Stephen J. Benkovic

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Stephen J. Benkovic
The Pennsylvania State University

2011-12, Nobel Laureate Ada E. Yonath

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Ada E. Yonath
Weizmann Institute of Science

2008-09, Nobel Laureate Roger Y. Tsien

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Roger Y. Tsien
University of California - San Diego

2006-07, Rolf Thauer

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Rolf Thauer
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

2005-06, Joseph M. DeSimone

Joseph M. DeSimone
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University

2005-06, Nobel Laureate Thomas R. Cech

Thomas R. Cech
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Colorado at Boulder

2004-05, Robert S. Langer

Robert S. Langer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

2003-04, Lawrence J. Marnett

Lawrence J. Marnett
Vanderbilt University

2002-03, Amos B. Smith III

Amos B. Smith III
University of Pennsylvania

2001-02

Alastair Ian Scott
Texas A&M University

2000-01

David A. Tirrell
California Institute of Technology

1998-99

Jean-Michel Savéant
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

1997-98

F. Sherwood Rowland
University of California, Irvine

1996-97

John D. Roberts
California Institute of Technology

Peter G. Schultz
University of California, Berkeley

Sidney M. Hecht
University of Virginia

1996

Martin Rodbell
National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences

1995

Phillip A. Sharp
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1994

Rudolph A. Marcus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1993

K. Barry Sharpless
Scripps Research Institute

1992

Thomas A. Steitz
Yale University

1991

Richard R. Ernst
Eidgenoessische Technishe Hochschule, Zürich

1990

Donald J. Cram
University of California, Los Angeles

1989

Christopher T. Walsh
Harvard Medical School

1988

Sir Derek H. R. Barton
Texas A&M University

1987

James P. Collman
Stanford University