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Nettesheim Wins Humboldt Research Award

Dr. Paul Nettesheim, senior science advisor to the NIEHS director, has won a Humboldt Research Award for senior U.S. scientists. The award recognizes lifetime career achievements and provides for extended stays to conduct research collaborations in Germany with German colleagues. Nettesheim recently completed 18 months as acting scientific director, and before that served as chief of the Laboratory of Pulmonary Pathobiology since 1977. He joined NIEHS from a supervisory research position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. He will use his stays in Germany to study early molecular alterations in human bronchial cells exposed to air pollutants, working primarily with colleagues at the Fraunhofer Institute, which is affiliated with the University of Hannover.


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