|TH E N I H C A T A L Y S T
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NIH DIRECTOR'S PIONEER AWARD SYMPOSIUM EXPANDS:
Two-Day Event Will Showcase Variety of Highly Innovative Research, Promote Interaction
The fourth annual NIH Director's Pioneer Award Symposium is on September 22–23 at Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), extended to two days this year to ensure ample opportunity for interaction with Pioneer and New Innovator award recipients. The agenda, posted at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/pioneer/symposium2008.
NIH Director Elias Zerhouni will open the symposium and announce the fifth cohort of Pioneer Award recipients, scientists taking bold and imaginative approaches to important biomedical problems, and the second group of New Innovator Award recipients, similarly innovative new investigators who have not yet received R01 or comparable NIH grants.
Speakers and their topics are:
- Emery Brown, Mass General Hospital/MIT, "Imaging Loss of Consciousness Under Anesthesia"
- Frances Jensen, Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, "Understanding Cognitive Consequences of Early Life Epilepsy"
- Takao Hensch, Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. "Epigenetic Control of Critical Period Plasticity"
- Thomas Clandinin, Stanford University, "Toward a Genetic Dissection of Visual Computation"
- Mark Schnitzer, Stanford University, "New Paradigms for in vivo Microscopy in Live Subjects"
- Gina Turrigiano, Brandeis University, "Mapping the Location of Synaptic Proteins Using Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy"
- Lisa Feldman Barrett, Boston College/Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital - "What Is an Emotion?"
- Peter Bearman, Columbia University, "Social Dynamics and Autism Prevalence"
- Marshall Horwitz, University of Washington School of Medicine, "Inferring Cell Lineage from Somatic Mutations"
- James Collins, Boston University, "A Network Biology Approach to Antibiotic Action and Bacterial Defense Mechanisms"
- Rustem Ismagilov, University of Chicago, "Space - The Final Frontier"
- Margaret Gardel, University of Chicago, "Emergent Behaviors of the Cellular Cytoskeleton"
Attendance is free; registration is not required. Activities of the symposium are supported in part by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health through grants from Booz Allen Hamilton and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
This page last updated on August 1, 2008, by Christopher Wanjek