bob buchanan

The Bob. B. Buchanan Lecture honors Professor Bob B. Buchanan, a longtime faculty member in the department. Professor Buchanan did undergraduate work at Emory and Henry College and obtained a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Duke University. After completing postdoctoral research with the late Professor Jesse C. Rabinowitz in the Department of Biochemistry, Buchanan joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1963. He is known for his contributions to microbiology, photosynthesis and plant biochemistry.

Speakers are typically young investigators on the way to achieving prominence in plant biology. They are selected by postdoctoral scholars in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology.

Buchanan Lectures
2001 Peter Schrümann
2001 Kenneth Cline
2002 Henry Daniell
2003 Julian Schroeder
2005 Jim Carrington
2005 Steve Kay
2007 Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar
2008 Jen Sheen
2009 Steve Jacobsen
2010 Dominique Bergmann
2011 Xuemei Chen
2012 Cyril Zipfel
2013 Thomas Lahaye
2014 Kelly Craven
2015 Sam Hazen
2016 Jing-Ke Weng 
2017 Yannick Jacob
2018 Nidhi Rawat 
2019 Elizabeth Sattely
2020  Patrick Keeling
2021 Siobhan Braybrook
2022 David Nelson
2023 Yaowu Yuan

Upcoming Buchanan Endowed Lectures

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Past Buchanan Endowed Lectures