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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

May 10

Ungerleider Gives Roberts Lecture

The next Anita B. Roberts Lecture will be given by Dr. Leslie Ungerleider, senior investigator in the Laboratory on Brain and Cognition and chief of the section on neurocircuitry at the National Institute on Mental Health. Her talk, “Functional Architecture of Face Processing in the Primate Brain,” will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at 1 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1. The Roberts series highlights outstanding research achievements of women scientists in the Intramural Research Program at NIH. The NIH women scientist advisors committee and ORWH sponsor the seminars.

Ungerleider’s research involves examining the neural mechanisms for the processing of facial identity and facial expression in the brains of human and nonhuman primates. She has more than 40 years of research experience in the field of cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on visual perception and attention. She is an NIH Distinguished Investigator and member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

The series is dedicated to the memory of Roberts and honors her role as an exceptional mentor and scientist. She was chief of NCI’s Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis from 1995 to 2006. Prior to her death in May 2006, she spent 30 years at NIH as a research leader. The lecture is open to all and will be followed by a question-and-answer session addressing career issues for women in science. Sign language interpreters will be provided on request.

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