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NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

Upcoming Lectures

Challenges and promises of RNA diagnostics

October 14, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thomas Tuschl, Ph.D. , The Rockefeller University

There is an increasing need in life and medical sciences to determine gene sequence and gene expression in cells and tissues including pathogenic organisms and viruses under normal and disease conditions as well as organismal development. The limitations in diagnostic and prognostic tools have also triggered interests in RNA present in extracellular fluid such as plasma and urine.

Form meets function: Structurally diverse cilia and their roles in sensory signaling

October 21, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Piali Sengupta, Ph.D. , Brandeis University

Primary cilia are microtubule-based organelles that are now known to be present on nearly all differentiated cell types in metazoans. Cilia house signaling molecules that transduce environmental cues and regulate cellular homeostasis and organismal development. Disruption of cilia structure or function is linked with a plethora of diseases termed ciliopathies, many of which are characterized by sensory defects.

Functional dynamics of the gut microbiome in health and disease

October 27, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Claire Fraser, Ph.D. , University of Maryland School of Medicine

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

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