Annual early-career series
Cornell’s Johnson To Give Greenberg Lecture, Sept. 29
Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, an assistant professor in the division of nutritional sciences at Cornell University, will present the Judith H. Greenberg Early-Career Investigator Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. via Zoom and NIH videocast. The lecture is open to everyone in the scientific community.
During her talk, titled “Looking for Lipids in All the Right Places: Host-Microbiome Interactions,” Johnson will describe her research on how bacterial sphingolipids affect host signaling pathways. She believes that understanding how sphingolipids influence host-microbe interactions may ultimately enable precise control over microbiome makeup and host health.
After a 30-minute lecture, Johnson will answer questions from participants on Zoom about her research and career path.
This annual series highlights the achievements of NIGMS’s early-career grantees. It is designed to introduce students and other early-career scientists to cutting-edge research and inspire them to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences.
Established in 2016 and originally called the NIGMS Director’s Early-Career Investigator Lecture, the series was renamed in 2021 to honor former NIGMS deputy director Greenberg, who retired in 2020 after 45 years of service to NIH.
Anyone interested in viewing the event can attend via NIH videocast. Students and trainees are encouraged to register in Zoom so they can participate in the live Q&A following the lecture.