• Deuel Conference on Lipids

    March 3–6, 2020, Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, Calif.

The Havel Lecture

The Havel Lecture was named after Richard J. Havel because he did more than anyone else to make the conference vibrant. For many years, he organized the meeting and always energized the scientific discussions.

2020 Havel Lecture

Jennifer Lippincott-SchwartzDynamics of membrane trafficking, sorting and compartmentalization within eukaryotic cells
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, HHMI Janelia Research Campus


Richard J. Havel

Richard J. HavelRichard J. Havel was known to many as "Mr. Lipoprotein, USA." He, more than any other investigator, unraveled the complex metabolism of the plasma lipoproteins beginning with his pioneering work in the Anfinsen lab at the National Heart Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was one of the first Clinical Associates from 1953–1956. His manuscript on the ultracentrifulgal separation of lipoproteins is one of the most frequently cited papers in the scientific literature, rivaling Lowry's paper on protein measurement.

Havel published over 300 manuscripts. Their quality is attested to by his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1983; the Institute of Medicine in 1989; and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992. He received many other honors including the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Research and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the AHA Council on Arteriosclerosis.

The first Havel Lecture was held on March 6, 2002, at the Deuel Conference on Lipids in Borrego Springs, California.

Previous Havel Award Lecturers