In 2012, the McKnight Brain Research Foundation endowed the University of Florida with $300,000 to establish a permanent annual lectureship as a memorial tribute to the late William G. “Bill” Luttge, Ph.D., the first director of UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute (MBI). To be held each year, the William G. Luttge Lectureship in Neuroscience will explore inventive ideas and approaches to ensure healthy cognitive aging and to counter brain diseases.
Luttge spearheaded efforts to organize the vast amount of brain research conducted at the University of Florida into a comprehensive program, eventually resulting in the establishment of the $60 million Brain Institute on the UF Health Science Center campus in Gainesville that was dedicated in 1998. He passed away March 24, 2012, after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Luttge Award 2021
The Luttge Award is an open competition, honoring the graduate student of the year. This year, the William G. Luttge Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Neuroscience competition will be held on April 2 at 2pm via zoom. Students Kalene Jasso, Douglas Miller, Phillip Mackie, and Yuxing Xia will be competing. Faculty and staff are invited. See attached flyers. More details to come!
Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/91887385335