NCI senior investigator Dr. Tom Misteli will deliver the final of three NIH Director’s Lectures as part of the 2012-2013 Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series. His talk, “The Cell Biology of Genomes: From Fundamentals to Disease,” will be held on Apr. 10 at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.
Misteli is an internationally renowned cell biologist who pioneered the use of imaging approaches to study genomes and gene expression in living cells. He is currently a senior investigator and associate director at NCI’s Center for Cancer Research, where he heads the cell biology of genomes group.
He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of London and did postdoctoral training at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. His laboratory is interested in uncovering fundamental principles of spatial genome organization and applying this knowledge to the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for cancer and aging.
He has received many awards including the Wilhelm Bernhard Medal, Gold Medal of the Charles University, the Flemming Award, the Gian-Töndury Prize and the NIH Director’s Award. He is an advisor for numerous national and international agencies and serves on several editorial boards including Cell. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cell Biology and of Current Opinion in Cell Biology.
For lecture information and reasonable accommodation, contact Jacqueline Roberts, (301) 594-6747.