UCLA’s Johnson To Deliver NIH Director’s Lecture, Sept. 28
Dr. Tracy Johnson of University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver an NIH Director’s Lecture, part of the Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, on Sept. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.
Johnson is the Keith and Cecilia Terasaki presidential endowed chair in the life sciences professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology at UCLA and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) professor. Her research program focuses on understanding the mechanisms of gene regulation and how regulation of RNA splicing and other RNA-processing reactions allows the cell to respond to its environment.
She also has developed the UCLA–HHMI Pathways to Success program, a comprehensive strategy to provide students with an authentic research experience early in their academic careers while creating a rigorous but supportive learning community.
The NIH Director’s Lectures feature leading researchers from around the globe, nominated by NIH scientists and specifically approved by the NIH director. There are typically three NIH Director’s Lectures per year.
More information about WALS is posted at https://oir.nih.gov/wals.