to the WALS
15 on, the Masur Auditorium is the place to be Wednesdays at 3 pm.
The Wednesday Afternoon Lectures are back. Heres the fall
schedule. For more info, go to the
15: Wolfram Schultz, "Reward Processing in Primate Basal
Ganglia and Frontal Cortex"
22: Vilayanur Ramachandran, "What Neurology Can Tell Us
about Human Nature"
29: Robert Tjian, "The Biochemistry of Eukaryotic Transcription:
More Surprises and Complexities"
6: Research Fest: No Lecture
13: Virginia Zakian, "A Tale of Two Helicases: The Saccharomyces
Pif1p and Rrm3p Helicases Have Antagonostic Effects on Replication
of Both Telomeric and Ribosomal DNA"
20: James Spudich, "Single-Molecule Biomechanics and the
Myosin Family of Molecular Motors"
Thursday Lecture, Oct. 28: Tim Mitchison, "Biochemical
and Small-Molecule Approaches to Dissecting Mitosis"
Tuesday Lecture, Nov. 2: Leland Hartwell, "Studying the
Fundamentals of Cancer in Yeast"
3: Allen Steere, Jr., "The Elucidation of Lyme Arthritis"
Starting Time: 2:45, Nov. 10: Franklyn Prendergast, "Elegant
Photosynthesis in the Green Fluorescent Protein"; Bernard Witkop,
"Introduction to the Life of Percy Julian"
17: Purnell Choppin, "A Role fort Private Support of Biomedical
24: Thanksgiving Break
1: Shirley Tilghman, "The Mechanism and Function of Genomic
Imprinting in Mammals"
8: Patrick Brown, "The Living Genome"
15: Stephen Harrison, "Viruses as Molecular Machines"
22Jan. 5: Winter Break
Memorial: Symposium and Exhibit
will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a memorial symposium honoring
Marty Rodbell, former NIDDK and NIEHS intramural scientist and 1994
Nobel laureate. The symposium"G Proteins and Transmembrane
Signalling"will be held Friday, November 5, from 1:00
to 5:00 pm in the Masur Auditorium.
Al Gilman, with whom Rodbell shared the Nobel, and Dean
Londos, a former Rodbell postdoc and current NIDDK investigator,
who will close the symposium with reflections on Rodbell, including
portions of a video done at NIEHS and shown at the memorial service
held there this past February.
in the ACRF lobby will follow, with refreshments and a brief ceremony
to open a Rodbell memorial exhibit. Sponsored by NIDDK and the DeWitt
Stetten, Jr., Museum of Medical Research, the exhibit, "Martin
Rodbell: Discovering How Cells Respond to Signals," will run
indefinitely in the ACRF portion of the NIH Clinical Center.The
exhibit traces Rodbells early work on lipid metabolism in
isolated fat cells through pioneering experiments that transformed
understanding of how cells respond to signals. He demonstrated that
there must be an intermediarya "transducer"that
carries the external signal (one of many hormones) from its receptor
on a cell to the molecule that activates the hormones. The discovery
of the transducer molecules, called "G proteins," provided
the basis for explaining not only how hormones function, but also
how light and odors are perceived, how signals travel between neurons
in the brain, and how some diseases affect the body.
DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Museum
of Medical Research
Bethesda chapter of the Association for Women in Science has scheduled
five meetings for its 19992000 seasonfour at the chapel
at the Cloister (Building 60):
Sept. 16: "Science in Forensic Medicine," Jerry Spencer,
medical examiner, and Jeannie Willard, DNA specialist, Armed Forces
Institute of Pathology
Jan. 18: "Careers in Science Writing and Editing,"
Davis, science writer, NIGMS, and Laura Garwin, North American
editor of Nature
14: "Patents and Intellectual Property," Susan Cullen,
consultant, and Prema Mertz, primary examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademarks
April 25: "Reflections on a Scientific Career," Janet
Rowley, University of Chicago
And one will
be held at the FAES Social Center, 9109 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda:
Nov. 18: "Womens Health Research in the 21st Century,"
Pinn, Director, Office of Research on Womens Health, NIH,
and Jill Panetta, research manager, Lilly Center for Womens
Health, Eli Lilly.
the cutting edge of research to tomorrows jobs to music that
defies description, this years NIH Research Festival has it
all. Block out October 5 through 8 on your calendar and head
over to the Natcher Conference Center, with a half-day side trip
to the Masur Auditorium, and take in the following (all at Natcher
except as indicated):
Oct. 5, 103: Postdoc Job Fair
Oct. 6, 8:3010 and 10:3012, Masur: Plenary
Sessions on Advances in Medical Imaging and Advances
in Transplantation Research; 12:302: poster session;
2-4: six simultaneous mini-symposia; 4:306:30,
picnic tent behind Natcher: picnic dinner and The Battle of the
Bands/Dance, featuring "The NIH Directors" vs "Wild
Type" (ever hear of Francis Collins, Rick Klausner, Steve
Katz, Bert Vogelstein, Bruce Springsteen? At least four of these
will be rockin at Natcher)
Oct. 7, 8:3010, 12:302: poster sessions; 10:3012:
Plenary Session on Advances in Gene Therapy; 24:
six simultaneous mini-symposia
Oct. 7, 9:303:30, and Fri. Oct. 8, 9:302:30:
tent in Natcher visitor parking lot: Technical Sales Association
organizing committee was chaired by Jeffrey
Trent, NHGRI SD, with NINDS SD Story
Landis and Clinical Center Director John
Gallin; Job Fair organizers were OEs Brenda
Hanning and Shirley
Forehand. More on the web.
NIH Work and Family Life Center (WFLC) and the NIH Employee Assistance
Program are presenting the following seminars.
2, 23, 1/Wilson Hall: "Stress Wars: The Workplace
22, 121, 31/6C6: "Aging: The Unfinished Business
30, 13, 31/6C10: "Jumpstarting Your Career"
5, 121:30, 31/6C6: "Home Alone: Helping Your School-Age
Child Be Safe"
6, 13, Masur Auditorium: "Enough is Enough! Practical
Tools for Regaining Control of Your Life in Todays Fast-Paced
13, 11:301, 31/2C19: Trinity College: "Graduate Program
21, 23:30 , 1/Wilson Hall: "Legal Issues Concerning
2, 121:30, 31/6C6: "Dual Career Relationships: Coping
Strategies for Couples Who Work"
10, 121:30, 31/6C10: "How to Help Your Child Do Better
17, 121:30, 31/6C10: "Where Will My Older Relative
30, 111 , 31/6: "Navigating the Course of
Your Career: Setting Career Goals"
1, 121:30, 31/6C6: "Survival Tactics for Managing
interpretation and televideo at most sites are available. Call WFLC
at 301-435-1619 (TTY: 301-480-0690). Visit the web
for more info on each talk.
Candles for NIDA
25th anniversary will be celebrated Monday, September 27, in a day-long
event that includes a scientific symposium from 15 pm in the
Masur Auditorium, morning and evening poster sessions, and a program
for the public beginning at 7 pm.The afternoon session is geared
to clinicians and researchers and addresses addiction vulnerability,
treatment research, neuroimaging, and HIV. The evening talks cover
drug-abuse research in general and adolescent issues in particular.
For more info, call 301-443-1124 or check NIDAs web
has a place in most peoples livesand is center stage
at the Quality of Work Life Retirement Fair, Wednesday, October
27, 10 am3 pm at the Natcher Conference Center. There
will be exhibits, video presentations, and the following talks:
12:0012:45: Medicare and Social Security
1:001:45: Thrift Savings Plan
2:002:45: Financial planning
For more info,
Jones, 301-496-7700, ext. 285, or Wendy
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