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Vol. LXII, No. 2
January 22, 2010

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Lippincott-Schwartz To Give Rodbell Lecture at NIEHS

Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz

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 Branch, NICHD.

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. NIHRecord Icon

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