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The Kinyoun Lecture series was established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1979 to honor Dr. Joseph James Kinyoun, who, in 1887, founded the Hygienic Laboratory, from which the National Institutes of Health (NIH) evolved. The free public lectures are held annually in the fall on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Talks highlight research advances in the understanding of infection and immunity and feature invited speakers who are world-renowned experts in their fields.

Upcoming Lectures

Upcoming lectures are listed on the NIAID calendar of events.

Past Lectures

A comprehensive list of previous Kinyoun Lecturers and videocasts of the more recent talks can be accessed here:

October 7, 2014

Martin J. Blaser, M.D.
"Early Life Microbiome Influences on Metabolism, Immunity, and Disease Risk"

December 16, 2013

Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Thoughts on the Origin of Microbial Virulence"

October 2, 2012

Mark R. Dybul, M.D., Georgetown University
"Reshaping Global Health: Translating Scientific Advances into Global Action"

November 17, 2011

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"A Public Health Approach to Infectious Disease Prevention and Control for the 21st Century"

CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden delivers the 2011 Kinyoun lecture.

November 18, 2010

Charles A. Dinarello, M.D., University of Colorado Denver
"Treating Auto-inflammatory Diseases with Interleukin-1 Beta Blockade"

October 08, 2009

Ian Lipkin, M.D., Columbia University
"Microbe Hunting in the 21st Century"

November 20, 2008

Ralph M. Steinman, M.D., Rockefeller University
"Dendritic Cells: A Key Target for Vaccine Science"
Videocast

October 25, 2007

Bruce Beutler, M.D., The Scripps Research Institute
"How We Sense Microbes"
Videocast

October 05, 2006

Jeffery K. Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D., NIAID
"Influenza Viruses: Past and Future Threats"
Videocast

Ralph M. Steinman of Rockefeller University delivers the 2008 Kinyoun lecture.

October 27, 2005

David A. Relman, M.D., Stanford University/VA Palo Alto Health Care System
"Human Endogenous Microbial Ecosystems: The Next Frontier"
Videocast

October 14, 2004

Francis V. Chisari, M.D., The Scripps Research Institute
"The Host-Virus Standoff during Persistent Viral Infections"
Videocast

October 24, 2003

Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"21st Century Health Threats: The New Normal"
Videocast

October 7, 2002

R. John Collier, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
"Anthrax Toxin: Structure, Activity, and New Inhibitors"
Videocast

Former NIH Director Elias Zerhouni, Former CDC Director and 2003 Kinyoun Lecturer Julie Louise Gerberding, and NIAID Director Anthony Fauci. Dr. Gerberding is holding commemorative statue awarded to Kinyoun lecturers.

November 19, 2001

Robert Webster, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
"The Origin and Control of Pandemic Influenza Viruses"
Videocast

October 6, 2000

Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D., Harvard Medical School
"T Helper Cells: Genes and Development"

November 16, 1999

Albert Z. Kapikian, M.D., NIAID Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
"Development of a Rotavirus Vaccine for Prevention of Severe Diarrhea in Infants and Young Children"

November 3, 1995

Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
"Mutational Analysis of Lymphocyte Differentiation and VJD Recombination"

October 20, 1994

Ellen S. Vitetta, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
"Antibodies as Carriers of Toxins and Agonists in Cancer Therapy"

Anthony Fauci presents a commemorative plaque to Barry Bloom, then of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, at the conclusion of the 1990 Kinyoun lecture.

September 1, 1993

Max D. Cooper, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Lymphocyte Differentiation Pathways: Changing Paradigms"

November 21, 1991

Zanvil A. Cohn, M.D., Rockefeller University
"Cell-Mediated Immunity: From Bench to Bedside"

November 20, 1990

Barry R. Bloom, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Immunology of a Third World Disease"

April 10, 1987

Hugh O. McDevitt, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
"Regulation of Immunity by Class II MHC Antigens"

May 14, 1984

Stanley G. Nathenson, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Murine Major Histocompatibility Complex: Polymorphism, Diversity, Complexity"

December 3, 1981

Stanley N. Cohen, Stanford University
"Gene Expression in Heterospecific Hosts: Strategies and Surprises"

Anthony Fauci presents a commemorative plaque to Stanford University's Hugh McDevitt at the conclusion of the 1987 Kinyoun lecture.

April 3, 1981

Frank J. Dixon, M.D., Research Institute of Scripps Clinic
"Murine SLE: A Model for Autoimmunity"

December 19, 1980

Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
"Antibody Genes and Strategies for Their Expressions"

May 5, 1980

Stanley Falkow, Ph.D., University of Washington School of Medicine
"The Molecular Cloning of E. Coli Enterotoxin Genes"

March 5, 1980

Dorothy M. Horstmann, M.D., Yale School of Medicine
"Fatal Infectious Mononucleosis and Polyclonal B Cell Lymphoma"

November 27, 1979

Rupert E. Billingham, Ph.D., The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
"Transplantation Experiments in Nature and Their Biological Significance"

October 9, 1979

Purnell W. Choppin, M.D., The Rockefeller University
"Host Proteases and Virus Virulence: The Unkindest Cut"

May 8, 1979

Rolf M. Zinkernagel, M.D., Ph.D., Research Institute of Scripps Clinic
"Cell-Mediated Immunity to Intracellular Parasites and Polymorphic Major Transplantation Antigens"
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1996

April 24, 1979

Hans J. Muller Eberhard, M.D., D.Sc., Research Institute of Scripps Clinic
"The Role of Complement in Natural Resistance to Infections"​

Last Updated October 15, 2014