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Segre Set for Roberts Lecture, Nov. 3

Dr. Segre
Dr. Julie Segre

NHGRI senior investigator and Translational and Functional Genomics Branch chief Dr. Julie Segre will present “Human Microbiome: Friend and Foe,” the 2020 Anita B. Roberts Lecture, on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. 

Segre’s research integrates high-throughput sequencing, algorithm development and clinical studies to explore the microbe diversity of human skin in both healthy and disease states. Her team established the first topographical maps of human skin bacterial and fungal diversity, enabling the study of alternations in those populations that are associated with eczema and other microbial-associated infections. 

Segre’s laboratory also integrates genomic tools to track hospital-acquired infections, model outbreaks, monitor evolution of antibiotic resistance and develop risk assessment strategies. 

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the National Academy of Medicine and she received the Service to America Medal in 2013. 

Segre is also an outstanding mentor and currently serves as a member of the NIH woman scientist executive committee.  

The seminar series is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Anita B. Roberts, former chief of NCI’s Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis. Lectures highlight outstanding research achievements of women scientists in the NIH Intramural Research Program. The virtual talk will be available via NIH videocast at

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