Greenberg Early-Career Investigator Lecture Set
Dr. Akhila Rajan, associate professor at Fred Hutch Cancer Center in Seattle, will present the Judith H. Greenberg Early-Career Investigator Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m., in person at the main NIH campus in Bldg. 31, 6C Rm. A&B, and virtually via Zoom. The lecture is open to everyone in the scientific community.
During her talk, titled “Lard of the Flies: Investigating How Fat Cells Communicate with the Brain,” Rajan will describe her research using fruit flies to investigate how fat cells control brain function, including how fat-sensing neural circuits maintain body weight and how high-sugar diets disrupt feeding behavior and response to injury in nerve cells.
After a 30-minute lecture, Rajan will answer questions about her research and career path.
This annual series highlights the achievements of early-career grantees of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). It is designed to introduce students and other early-career scientists to cutting-edge research and to inspire them to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences.
Established in 2016, the series honors former NIGMS deputy director Greenberg, who retired in 2020 after 45 years of service to NIH.
For details and registration information, visit https://go.nih.gov/nMDyEyp. Participants requiring sign language interpretation and/or other reasonable accommodation should submit a request at https://go.nih.gov/8GRc1Im at least 5 days prior to the event.