Dr. Jean Templeton Hugill Memorial Lecture

4:30pm-6:00pm, May 16, 2019

Life Sciences Institute 1001 – UBC 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Dr. William A. Catterall

Title: Voltage gated sodium and calcium channels: from atomic structure to disease and therapy

Speaker Bio

Dr. William A. Catterall is a Professor of Pharmacology and a founding member of the Neuroscience Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. Amongst his numerous awards and honors, Dr. Catterall is a member of the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Medicine (USA), and he is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2003, he received the annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Neuroscience Research, in recognition of his pioneering research into sodium and calcium channel proteins. In 2008, he was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London, UK. In 2010, Dr. Catterall received the prestigious Gairdner Canada Award ‘for discovery of the voltage-gated sodium channel and calcium channel proteins and the elucidation of their function and regulation.’

About Dr. Jean Templeton Hugill

Dr. Jean Templeton Hugill was one of the first female anesthesiologists in Western Canada in the 1950s. She earned a reputation for taking on difficult cases and became a key figure in developing obstetric anesthesia in BC. After a long career devoted to clinical care, Dr. Hugill was determined to support anesthesia research, which she said she was always interested in but unable to pursue herself. Motivated to facilitate collaborative research between anesthesiologists and pharmacologists, Dr. Hugill left a bequest to the Faculty of Medicine upon her death in 2012, adding to her previous 1991 gift that was matched by the BC Government to establish an endowed Chair in Anesthesia.