Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz will present the annual Rodbell Lecture on Feb. 9 at NIEHS. The talk on “Advances in Super-Resolution Imaging” begins at 2 p.m. in the Rall Bldg. with an introduction by NIEHS transmembrane signaling
group principal investigator and lecture host Dr. Lutz Birnbaumer.
Lippincott-Schwartz is chief of the section on organelle biology in the Cell Biology and Metabolism
Her lab is responsible for technical breakthroughs
ranging from the introduction of confocal
fluorescence recovery after photobleaching
to the creation of a photoactivatable form of green fluorescent protein that is invisible until activated by UV light, allowing unprecedented precision in quantifying and tracking protein populations. The group also played a key role in developing the super-resolution imaging technique
of photoactivated localization microscopy,
which overcomes the diffraction barrier in fluorescence microscopy.
Lippincott-Schwartz is the 12th speaker in the annual lecture series honoring Nobel laureate and former NIEHS scientific director Dr. Martin Rodbell. The first Rodbell Lecture featured Rodbell
himself shortly before his death in 1998.