Being Mindful of Diversity and Inclusion When Selecting Scientific Speakers at NIH
BY MICHAEL GOTTESMAN AND ROLAND OWENS
Those of us who organize seminar series and symposia have a great deal of control over the speed of dissemination of new scientific concepts. It is therefore important for us to be mindful and intentional about hearing from the full breadth of talented researchers.
Stories About Marshall Nirenberg Before He Became the Man the World Knew
BY JOSEPH PATRICK
You would never believe how much meaning there can be behind catching a fly. For as long as I can remember I have had memories of my grandfather “Papa,” David Aronson, catching flies with his bare hands, right out of the air, without ever harming the fly. He learned this trick from an unlikely source: Marshall Nirenberg, who later became an NIH scientist and a recipient of the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Meet your recently tenured colleagues: Anirban Banerjee (NICHD, pictured), Philip Castle (NCI-DCEG), Hoi Sung Chung (NIDDK), Rebecca F. Gottesman (NINDS), Katie Kindt (NIDCD), and Robin Stanley (NIEHS).
Read about NIH scientific advances and discoveries by intramural scientists: male hormones modulate gastric inflammation in mice; compounds protect induced pluripotent stem cells; tools to identify patients at risk for post-traumatic stress; clues to the efficacy of hepatitis B treatment; and more.
An Interview with VFC Co-chairs Vrushali Agashe and Zeni Wu
BY ERICA WYNNE-JONES, NIAID
The Visiting Fellow’s Committee (VFC) serves the interests of visiting fellows (trainees from other countries) in their transition to life at NIH and in preparation for their future careers. The NIH Catalyst interviewed VFC co-chairs Vrushali Agashe and Zeni Wu.