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Patton Lecture

The annual Patton Lecture in Insect Physiology is hosted by the Department of Entomology, Cornell University, and sponsored by Dr. Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria. The annual traveling lectureship is in honor of Dr Robert L. Patton (1914-2008). Dr Patton was a member of faculty at Cornell from 1939-1978. He was a pioneer in insect electrophysiology and contributed to many other areas of insect physiology.

The Patton Lecturers

  • upcoming 2019 Professor Dr. George Christophides, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2018 Professor Franco Pennacchi, University of Naples, Italy
  •  2017 Professor Christina M. Grozinger, Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2016 Professor Mark Brown, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
  • 2015/2016 Professor Carl Thummel, Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah
  • 2014 Professor Bryony Bonning, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University
  • 2013 Professor David O'Brochta, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland
  • 2012/13 Professor Bill Hansson, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
  • 2011 Professor Jon Harrison, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
  • 2010 Professor Serap Aksoy, Head of the Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health (2010 Patton Lecture Summary)
  • 2009 Professor Bruno Lemaitre École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2008 Professor Julian Dow Integrative and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow
  • 2007 Dr Walter Leal Chemical Ecology and Olfaction Group, Department of Entomology, University of California at Davis
  • 2006 Dr David Denlinger Department of Entomology, Ohio State University
  • 2005 Professor Fred Nijhout Department of Biology, Duke University
  • 2004 Professor Dr Randolf Menzel Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2003 Dr Jim Truman Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm
  • 2002 Professor Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, John Hopkins Malaria Research Institute