Segre To Give Mider Lecture, Apr. 3
NHGRI’s Dr. Julie Segre will present the annual G. Burroughs Mider Lecture as part of the NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series. Her talk, “Microbiome: Friend and Foe,” will be held Apr. 3 at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.
Segre’s research explores human skin bacterial, fungal and viral communities, enabling studies of alterations associated with pediatric atopic dermatitis, primary immunodeficiency and emerging pathogens. Her work also focuses on integrating whole genome sequencing of hospital pathogens to track possible nosocomial transmissions. These studies integrate DNA sequence technology, algorithm development and clinical studies to explore the diversity of microbes in and on humans in health and disease.
Segre received her undergraduate degree in mathematics (summa cum laude) from Amherst College and her Ph.D. in biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where her mentor was Dr. Eric Lander. She completed postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago in the laboratory of Dr. Elaine Fuchs. She began her career at NIH in 2000 and is currently a senior investigator at NHGRI and chief of the Translational and Functional Genomics Branch.
The Mider lecture, established in 1968, recognizes an NIH intramural scientist’s outstanding contributions to biomedical research and honors G. Burroughs Mider, the first director of NIH laboratories and clinics.
For lecture information and reasonable accommodation, contact Jacqueline Roberts, (301) 594-6747 or email@example.com.