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Distinguished Goodwin Lecturer Gary Sieck
October 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gary C. Sieck, Ph.D., the Vernon F. and Ear line D. Dale Professor of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic and a Mayo Distinguished Investigator, will present a 2018 Joy Goodwin Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m.
His lecture, titled “Connecting Basic Science Discoveries to Solutions for Human Disease” will be held in Overton Auditorium of the Veterinary Education Center.
In addition, Sieck will give an 11 a.m. seminar on “Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Asthma” in 230 Greene Hall.
He served as Chair of the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering from 2002-2014, Dean for Research Academic Affairs from 2006-2012 and Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program in the Mayo Graduate School from 2001-2013.
Sieck received a Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1976, completed postdoctoral training in Neurophysiology at UCLA, then continued as a faculty member in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. In 1987, he joined the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California where he remained until 1990 when he moved to Mayo Clinic.
He was president of the American Physiological Society (2009-2011) and president of the Association of Chairs of Departments of
Physiology (2010-2012). He is a founding fellow of the American Physiological Society, and an elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. In the past, he served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Physiology, and he is currently editor-in-chief of Physiology. Sieck has also served on several study sections at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has mentored for 21 Ph.D. students, 71 postdoctoral fellows and 17 visiting scientists.
Sieck’s research focuses on the neural control of respiratory muscles including the diaphragm and airway smooth muscle. He has published more than 350 peer-reviewed papers, and his research has been continuously funded by multiple grants from the NIH for more than 35 years.