Adams Lectureship

The Ralph N. Adams Lectureship was established in 2017 with funds generously donated by two Adams research group alumni, Donald W. Leedy and Theodore Kuwana. The intent of this annual lectureship is to maintain cognizance of Prof. Adams's contributions as a scientist, mentor and humanitarian. The selected lecturer will be a prominent scientist in the field of bioanalytical chemistry, broadly defined, who can bring fresh research perspectives to the KU campus and whose research has been influenced by the research of Prof. Adams. The lectureship is jointly organized by KU's Department of Chemistry and the Adams Institute.

Selected lecturers include:

Mark Wightman  photo

2018 (Inaugural)
R. Mark Wightman

Emeritus W.R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

       Public Lecture & Reception Thursday, November 15, 4:00pm, Integrated Science Building, Room 1154
       "Detecting Catecholamines--A Journey from Beaker to the Behaving Brain"
       Scientific Lecture Friday, November 16, 4:00pm, Integrated Science Building, Room 1154
       "Chemical Monitoring of Neurotransmission with Microelectrodes"


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