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 are listed on the NIAID events page.
November 13, 2018
Robert R. Redfield, M.D. Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Opioids: Epidemic of our time and impact on infectious disease
December 5, 2017
Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D.
Antibodies Against Ebola and Lassa: A Global Collaboration
December 8, 2016
John Mascola, M.D.
"Structure-Based Vaccine Design and B-Cell Ontogeny in the Modern Era of Vaccinology"
December 15, 2015
Deborah L. Birx, M.D.
"Using Data to Save More Lives and Drive Progress Towards the Control of the HIV Epidemic"
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"
November 18, 2010
Charles A. Dinarello, M.D., University of Colorado Denver
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"
October 25, 2007
Bruce Beutler, M.D., The Scripps Research Institute
"How We Sense Microbes"
October 05, 2006
Jeffery K. Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D., NIAID
"Influenza Viruses: Past and Future Threats"
October 27, 2005
David A. Relman, M.D., Stanford University/VA Palo Alto Health Care System
"Human Endogenous Microbial Ecosystems: The Next Frontier"
October 14, 2004
Francis V. Chisari, M.D., The Scripps Research Institute
"The Host-Virus Standoff during Persistent Viral Infections"
October 24, 2003
Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"21st Century Health Threats: The New Normal"
October 7, 2002
R. John Collier, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
"Anthrax Toxin: Structure, Activity, and New Inhibitors"
November 19, 2001
Robert Webster, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
"The Origin and Control of Pandemic Influenza Viruses"
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"
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"
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"