L. Michelle Bennett, Ph.D., did her postdoctoral fellowship in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) IRP, where she was part of the team that characterized and localized the human BRACA1 gene to the long arm of chromosome 17. She became passionate about understanding the characteristics of successful research team functioning and collaboration when she worked in one of the NCI’s IRPs, the Center for Cancer Research (CCR). Dr. Bennett is currently charged with creating a new office within NCI that will work with scientists from across the organization to develop recommendations for identifying research gap areas and new research opportunities.
Lindsey Jay is a postbaccalaureate IRTA in the lab of George Kunos, M.D., Ph.D., at the NIH’s National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). She graduated in June 2018 from the University of Chicago with degrees in Neuroscience and Biology. In Dr. Kunos’ lab, Lindsey assists with studies of a novel drug developed in the lab for the treatment of lung and skin fibrosis, a thickening and scarring of connective tissue that can occur spontaneously or due to injury. She hopes to pursue a career in pharmaceutical and drug development in the future. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys baking and painting.
Michele Lyons, curator of the NIH Stetten Museum, loves learning about what has and is happening at the NIH. She'd like people to understand that history is what we are making every day and to think about how we can document the present for the future.
Mohor Sengupta, Ph.D., is an IRP postdoctoral fellow with NIH’s National Eye Institute. Mohor received her Ph.D. from the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in India. She studied pathological markers in traumatic spinal cord injury during her graduate studies. At the IRP, Mohor is studying retinal degeneration and repair after injury. Outside the lab, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and hiking with her husband.
Robin Arnette, Ph.D., is a science writer and editor at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. As a member of the NIEHS Office of Communications and Public Liaison, Arnette shares stories about NIEHS research by developing press releases, producing science videos, and contributing to the Environmental Factor, the NIEHS newsletter.
Simona Patange is a Ph.D. candidate in biophysics with the UMD-NCI Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research. She first came to NIH in 2010 as a college junior from Portland, Oregon, hoping to have awesome summer internship in the NIH Intramural Research Program and see the sights of Washington, DC. After graduating, she returned to the IRP for a post-baccalaureate fellowship at NIH's NHLBI and graduate lab rotations at the NCI and NIBIB. Now a graduate student at NCI, she looks forward to sharing her stories of the IRP and the incredible people who make it a great place to work and learn.