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Vol. LXV, No. 19
September 13, 2013

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NIDDK’s Yang To Give Roberts Lecture, Sept. 17

Dr. Wei Yang

Dr. Wei Yang, section chief in NIDDK’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology, will give the fall seminar in the Anita B. Roberts Lecture Series: Distinguished Women Scientists at NIH. Her talk, “Seeing Is Believing: Functional Biology at Atomic Resolution,” will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. The series is sponsored by the NIH women scientist advisors committee and Office of Research on Women’s Health and highlights outstanding research achievements of women scientists in the Intramural Research Program.

Yang’s research centers around mismatch repair, a process that corrects replication errors; translesion DNA synthesis, which completes DNA replication when normal polymerases are stalled by damaged bases; and V(D)J recombination. She is the author of more than 80 articles and 3 book chapters and was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

The seminar series is dedicated to the memory of Roberts, chief of NCI’s Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis from 1995 to 2006, honoring her as an exceptional mentor and scientist.

The lecture is open to all and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Sign language interpreters will be provided upon request. Those who need reasonable accommodation to participate should call Margaret McBurney at (301) 496-1921 and/or the Federal Relay, 1-800-877-8339, 5 days before the lecture.

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