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NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

Upcoming Lectures

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Capturing Snapshots of Ribonucleotide Reductase in Action

December 2, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Cathy Drennan, Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Drennan strives to capture structural snapshots of metalloenzymes to understand how the combination of metal with protein allows for novel reactivity. She is known for going beyond the single image of one enzyme from one organism to elucidate structures of entire enzyme pathways and to capture multiple snapshots of enzymes as they proceed through their reaction cycles. She is a “molecular storyteller” with the goal of “bringing to life” the results of structural biology research.

The Contagion Next Time: Underlying Socioeconomic and Racial Divides and Our Risk from COVID and Future Pandemics

December 16, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sandro Galea, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.PH., Boston University School of Public Health

Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences.

SMART Biosensors: A New Modality to Objectively Quantify Pain

January 6, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Omowunmi “Wunmi” Sadik, Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dr. Sadik is a Distinguished Professor and Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at the New Jersey Institutes of Technology (NJIT). Until recently, Sadik was a Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Research in Advanced Sensing Technologies & Environmental Sustainability at SUNY-Binghamton. She has held appointments at Harvard University, Cornell University, and the Naval Research Laboratory.

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