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Thai Princess Visits NCI Frederick Campus

Misteli shakes Mahidol's hand while O'Keefe looks on

NCI’s Dr. Tom Misteli (l) and Dr. Barry O’Keefe greet Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand.

Photo: Marleen Van Den Neste

Dr. Tom Misteli, director of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and Dr. Barry O’Keefe, director of the Molecular Targets Program and chief of the Natural Products Branch at CCR, welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand to NCI’s Frederick campus on Apr. 21. 

CCR staff briefed her on NCI’s ongoing natural products research. Chulabhorn holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and has long been interested in natural products as potential therapies. She has visited NIH periodically since the late 1980s, when she established the Chulabhorn Research Institute in honor of her father, King Bhumibol’s 60th birthday.

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