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All-Day Symposium Honoring Dr. Patricia Hinkle

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Patricia Hinkle

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Dr. Patricia Hinkle, Professor Emeritus, has enjoyed a distinguished career studying how peptide hormones signal to create cellular responses. Signaling pathways for melanocortin and thyrotrophin-releasing hormone are two areas that Dr. Hinkle has made seminal contributions. She has more than 140 publications and trained numerous graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

On May 31, 2018 a symposium was held in Dr. Hinkle's honor in conjunction with the John. R. Murlin lecture.

Many of Dr. Hinkle’s former students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians were on hand to discuss their work and respective career paths at this symposium. 

Keynote Lecture


Dr. Heidi Hamm, the Aileen M. Lange & Annie Mary Lyle Professor in Cardiovascular Research and Professor of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, will deliver the Keynote Lecture for the Hinkle symposium. She will be presenting the 2018 John R. Murlin Lecture.

Dr. Hamm's work is focused on understanding the molecular basis of signaling mechanisms mediated by G proteins, which are switch proteins. G proteins are normally inactive, but a receptor that has received a specific signal can activate G proteins, leading to changes in the activity of enzymes that produce second messengers such as cyclic AMP and calcium.

The resulting changes in cellular activity underlie a large number of physiological processes. G protein-mediated signalling cascades are key regulators of many physiological processes, including processes of development, differentiation, and regulation of cell division. 

For more information, please visit the Hamm Lab.


Dr. Hinkle, Through The Years...

Hinkle Lecture

Patty and Brian

Drs. Hinkle

1991 Trish's last day

Hinkle Baby

Dr. Hinkle