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Vol. LXV, No. 12
June 7, 2013

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Mider Lecture Features NICHD’s Lippincott-Schwartz, June 12

Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz of NICHD will deliver the 2013 G. Burroughs Mider Lecture.

Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz of NICHD will deliver the 2013 G. Burroughs Mider Lecture.

Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, NIH distinguished investigator at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, will deliver the annual G. Burroughs Mider Lecture as part of the 2012-2013 Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series. Her talk, “Navigating the Cellular Landscape with New Optical Probes, Imaging Strategies and Technical Innovations,” will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 3-4 p.m., in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.

Lippincott-Schwartz is chief of the section on organelle biology in the Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch. Her research uses live-cell imaging approaches to analyze the spatiotemporal behavior and dynamic interactions of molecules in cells. The projects in her lab cover a range of cell biological topics including protein transport and the cytoskeleton, organelle assembly and disassembly and the generation of cell polarity. Analysis of the dynamics of fluorescently labeled proteins expressed in cells is performed using numerous imaging approaches including fluorescence recovery after photobleaching, fluorescence-correlation spectroscopy and photoactivation. She is an active member of the scientific community, having served as a member of the council of the American Society of Cell Biology and on the executive board of the Biophysical Society. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2008 and to the Institute of Medicine in 2009.

The Mider lecture, established in 1968, honors the first director of NIH laboratories and clinics. The lecture is presented by an NIH intramural scientist in recognition of outstanding contributions to biomedical research. For lecture information and reasonable accommodation, contact Jacqueline Roberts, (301) 594-6747 or

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