In honor of the Foundation’s co-founder, Kuggie Vallee, and in order to inspire young women to continue a career in science, the Vallee Foundation has established a prestigious annual series of Kuggie Vallee Distinguished Lectures. These Lectures are designed to highlight major successes made by women in the biomedical sciences and are given at institutions around the world where Vallee Visiting Professors and Young Investigator Awardees are affiliated. The Kuggie Vallee Distinguished Lecturer gives a public lecture about her own science and, over a period of several days, meets more informally or in workshops with other faculty at the host institute to talk about women in science and career building.
“One of the best ways of inspiring our young women to stay in science is to make them aware of the women who have succeeded before them, not only in times past but today.” -Suzanne Cory (VVP 2006; The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) in her 2014 Boyer Lectures.
- Steven Kuffler Professor in the Section of Neurobiology, Division of Biological Sciences, Vice Dean for Research, and, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, HHMI InvestigatorStanford University
- Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton UniversityHarvard Medical School
- Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley;, Senior Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory;, HHMI InvestigatorJohns Hopkins Medicine
- Professor, The University of TokyoUniversity of Oxford
- Vice Dean for Basic Research, Huntington Sheldon Professor in Medical Discovery, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, HHMI InvestigatorPrinceton University