At Hopkins

Hendrik Eckert, Biology, University of Southern California, "An approach to the neurophysiological bases of motion detection" 1976

Rudiger Wehner, Zoology, Universitat Zurich, "The detection of polarized light in insects" 1976

Gerald S. Wasserman, Psychological Sciences, Purdue "If a mental event occurs, when does it occur?" 1976

Hendrik Eckert, Ruhr Universitat ­p; Bochum West Germany "Visually mediated landing responses in flies" 1979

H. Christof Spatz, Biologie, Freiburg, "Visual learning in Drosophila" 1979

At Mizzou

King-Leung Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, "Filter-mediated color vision: Electrophysiological and behavioral evidence from the grasshopper Phlaeoba" 1980

P. Sivasubramanian, University of New Brunswick, "Understanding nervous system development by transplantation of imaginal discs"

Stanley D. Carlson, Entomology, University of Wisconsin ­p; Madison, "Neurons, glia and their synapses: Where the fly' eye tells the fly brain"

Joseph Kemnitz, Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center. "Hormonal influences on feeding in rhesus monkeys" 1981

Doekele G. Stavenga, Biophysics, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands, "Fluorescence analysis of compound eye photoreceptors" 1981

William C. Gordon, Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Kansas ­p; Lawrence, "The anatomy and development of the visual system of the butterfly" 1982

David J Marcey, Biology, University of Utah, "Genetics and Neurobiology of extra eye (ee) a Drosophila mutant" February, 1983

Joseph T Coyle, Jr., Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins Med School, "Central cholinergic pathways: Insights into Alzheimer's disease" 1983

Gerald Fischbach, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University Medical School, "Early events in nerve-muscle synapse formation" 1984

Laurie Tompkins, Biology, Temple University "Sex determination and sexual behavior in Drosophila" March, 1985

Charles White, Psychology, Concordia University ­p; Montreal "Human vision in the ultraviolet after cataract extraction" December, 1985

William T. Ham, Jr., Biophysics, Virginia Commonwealth University ­p; Richmond "Ocular effects of short wavelength light and near ultraviolet radiation" March, 1986

John Palka, University of Washington ­p; Seattle "Neural development in the wings of Drosophila" March, 1987

Martin L Katz, Ophthalmology, University of Missouri ­p; Columbia "Mechanisms of age-related changes in the mammalian retina" September, 1987

Paul A. Hargrave, Ophthalmology and Biochemistry, University of Florida -- Gainesville, "Rhodopsin structure, function, immunology and phosphorylation" 1989

Denis Baylor, Stanford University School of Medicine, "Signalling in retinal photoreceptor cells" 1991

Wolfgang Baehr, Ophthalmology, Baylor Medical College, "Targeting Gene expression to photoreceptors" 1991


Departmental Seminar

I was assigned as the half semester organizer Fall, 1994 and Spring 1997 and the full semester organizer Spring, 2006. To my knowledge there was no budget, so relied mostly on local talent. The organizer bought the snacks, and the budget for this was generous under my watch.

Since I was well-connected after my arrival at SLU Fall, 1992, I was the host for quite a few speakers in and out of my semesters


Daniel L. Hartl, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, Drosophila genome project: progress report


Wendy Neckameyer, Pharmacology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Toward an understanding of aminergic phenotype in Drosophila

Greg Hageman, Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Function of the retinal interphotoreceptor matrix

Lawrence Salkoff, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University Medical School, Mammalian calcium activated potassium channels: Another gift from Drosophila


Richard Evans Schultes, Biology and Botanical Museum, Harvard University, Ethnobotany: its role in Amazon environmental conservation

Steve Fliesler, Ophthalmology Saint Louis University Medical School, Zen snd the art of photoreceptor membrane assembly

Sally Elgin, Biology, Washington University, Chromatin structure and gene expression in Drosophila

David Hyde, Biology, University of Notre Dame, A multifaceted approach to visual transduction in Drosophila

Martin L Katz, Ophthalmology, University of Missouri ­p; Columbia, Hereditary ceroid-lipofuscinosis: Evidence for a defect in the carnitine biosynthetic pathway

Joel Eissenberg, Biochemistry, Saint Louis University Medical School, Determining the heterochromatic state in Drosophila

David M Sherry, Neuroscience University of New Jersey Medical and Dental School, Target selectivity of regenerating adult photoreceptors

Dave Coughlin, University of Pensylvania, Expanding the spectrum: The role of the UV receptor and polarized light vision in the rainbow trout


Frederick K Goodwin, MD, Neurosckence, George Washington Medical Center, Anti-science at the brain-behavior interface

Randall Shortridge, Biology SUNY ­p; Buffalo, Role of phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C in cell signaling

Don Allen, University of Texas ­p; Permean Basin, Reversible photic pruning of retinal cells in the albino rainbow trout


Leon J. Kamin, Psychology, Northeastern University, Intelligence, race, science, and politics


Clarence (CJ) Peters, MD, Centers for Disease Control, Hemorrhagic fevers of the future

Cris Cheney, Department of Genetics, Washington University Medical School Cellular Mechanisms of Pattern Formation in Early Drosophila Development

Paul H. Taghert, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Washington University Medical School A molecular genetic analysis of neuropeptide signaling in Drosophila

Michael Ariel, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Saint Louis University Medical School Physiological Analysis of an Oculomotor Reflex Arc Performed in vitro

Robert E. Ricklefs, Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Historical biogeography and ecology of West Indian birds

David Ford, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saint Louis University, Myocardial lipid metabolism during ischemia

Cheryl Asa, St. Louis Zoo and Department of Biology, Saint Louis University, Canid reproduction: Ultimate causes and proximate mechanisms

Cathy Bowes Rickman, Department of Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University, Strategies for molecular analysis of the primate fovea


Yi Rao, Anatomy and Neurobiology Washington University Medical School, Molecular mechanisms involved in patterning vertebrate eyes


Shiming Chen, Ophthalmology, Washington University Medical School, Functional analysis of the cone-rod homeobox CRX transcription factor: Implications for retinal dystrophies


Aaron DiAntonio, Washington University, Synapse Formation, growth, and plasticity: Genetic analysis at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction


Paul Taghert, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine, How does the circadian clock submit timing information to the brain?


Martin L. Katz, Ophthalmology, University of Missouri ­p; Columbia Medical School, Neurodegeneration in lysosomal storage disease: Approaches to therapy

Frank Yin, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, Responses of endothelial cells to mechanical stimuli


Joel Eissenberg, Biochemistry, Saint Louis University, GGA protein in Drosophila: A new link between lysosomes and autophagy

In addition:

(1) As Barnickel Endowed Chair, I was co-organizer of the Arts and Sciences Day Colloquium 1992-2000

(2) Also, I gave about 20 seminars at SLU in various departments, 15 of which are documented here

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