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NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

Upcoming Lectures

The microbiota as instructor and arbiter of immune responses in health and disease

February 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
Dan R. Littman, M.D., Ph.D. , NYU School of Medicine

Dr. Littman’s laboratory applies molecular and genetics tools to study how T lymphocytes develop and participate in inflammation and how HIV interacts with the host innate immune system. Dr. Littman isolated the genes for the CD4 and CD8 co-receptors and determined how their expression is regulated and their signaling influences selection of helper and cytotoxic cells. His group discovered that the nuclear receptor RORt regulates differentiation of Th17 cells and lymphoid tissue inducer cells and that it can be targeted for autoimmune disease therapy.

JAK be nimble: new drug targets for hair loss disorders

March 1, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Angela Christiano, Ph.D. , Columbia University Medical Center

The information for this lecture has not yet been made available. Please check back soon for an updated overview.

Sensors, motion tracking, and data science: the quest to train MD’s like elite athletes

March 8, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Carla M. Pugh, M.D. , University of Wisconsin – Madison Department of Surgery

In the SEnSE lab, medical simulation and innovative technology are used to objectively assess clinical, hands-on performance. We are a multidisciplinary lab that includes people from a broad range of specialties. The team is comprised of individuals with backgrounds in engineering, medicine, kinesiology, biostatistics, and others working together towards improving medical education and the way clinical competency is assessed.


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