Ramon and Victoria Lim Medical Science Lectureship

The Ramon and Victoria Lim Medical Science Lectureship Fund was created in 2004 with a generous gift from Drs. Ramon and Victoria Lim. The fund supports the visits to Iowa City of eminent scientists working in neuroscience and internal medicine. Ramon Lim, MD, PhD, is a University of Iowa professor emeritus of neurology and a researcher in the area of brain proteins and brain cell biology. Victoria Lim, MD, is a UI professor emeritus of internal medicine who studied endocrine disorders in patients with kidney disease. The Lims are long-time residents of Iowa City and members of the University community. In addition to their clinical and research work in medicine, the Lims are active supporters of the arts. Ramon Lim is an accomplished calligrapher and Vicky is a writer.

2018 Lecture

Dr. Duojia Pan, PhD, will present the 2018 Ramon and Victoria Lim Medical Science Lecture on March 28, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm in the Urmila Sahai Seminar Room (2117 MERF). Dr. Tsao is an HHMI Investigator, the Fouad A. and Val Imm Bashour Distinguished Chair in Physiology, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  

Dr. Pan studies the molecular and developmental pathways that control how organ size is determined in different organisms and the way these mechanisms regulate tissue homeostasis in normal and pathological conditions.  

Past Lecturers:

October 18, 2007
Dr. Streamson C. Chua
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
“Leptin Receptors in Energy Balance and Diabetes Susceptibility.”

November 10, 2009
Dr. Amita Sehgal
Howard Hughes Medical Institute 
University of Pennsylvania
“Circadian Clock – A link between metabolism and sleep?”

April 20, 2011
Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
Great Ape Trust, Des Moines, IA
“Humanity, Morality and Next of Kin – 
An inquiry into the nature of primate intelligence”

November 17, 2011
Dr. George L. King
Harvard Medical School
“Diabetes and its Complications” 

October 13, 2015
Dr. Timothy Griffiths
Newcastle University and University College London, UK
"What the Ear Tells the Brain (and Mind): Normal and Abnormal Auditory Cognition"

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April 18, 2016
Dr. Zhijian "James" Chen, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
"Enemy Within - Innate Immune Sensing of Cytosolic DNA by the cGAS-STING Pathway"

May 1, 2017
Dr. Doris Tsao, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
California Institute of Technology
"Face Perception: A Window into Visual Object Representation"