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Anita B. Roberts Lecture Series: Distinguished Women Scientists at NIH

Sponsored by the Office of Research on Women’s Health and the Women Scientist Advisors Committee, this lecture series highlights outstanding research achievements by women scientists at the NIH. The Anita B. Roberts Lectures are archived and available by videocast.

Neural Immune Connections: From Bench to Bedside & Beyond
Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.
Research Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Arizona at Tucson
Formerly Chief, Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior NIMH/NIH

Inside the Parkinsonian Brain: Is Too Much Rhythm a Bad Thing?
Judith Walters, Ph.D.
Chief, Section on Neurophysiological Pharmacology
Experimental Therapeutics Branch,
Listen to an interview with Dr Walters as she talks about her career path: "Women in Science,” half way through NIH Radio podcast #0149.

Chromatin Regulation of Innate Immunity
Keiko Ozato, Ph.D.
Chief, Section on Molecular Genetics of Immunity
Laboratory of Molecular Growth Regulation

The Shape of Things: Complex Genetics in the Domestic Dog
Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D.
Chief and Senior Investigator,
Cancer Genetics Branch

Integrating T Cell Signals
Pamela Schwartzberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Head Cell Signaling Section
Genetic Disease Research Branch

Brain Development in Healthy, Hyperactive & Psychotic Children
Judith Rapoport, M.D.
Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch


Host Defense Gone Awry: From Inflammation to Cancer
Sharon Wahl, Ph.D.
Chief, Cellular and Clinical Immunology Section
Oral Infection and Immunity Branch

The Pandemic Threat of Avian Influenza Viruses
Kanta Subbarao, M.B.
Chief, Emerging Respiratory Viruses Section
Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
The Pandemic Threat of Avian Influenza Viruses


Emerging Fluorescence Technology for the Analysis of Protein Localization and Organelle Dynamics
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D.
Chief, Section on Organelle Biology
Cell Biology & Metabolism Branch,

Stress Adaptation via Regulatory RNAs
Susan Gottesman, Ph.D.
Chief, Biochemical Genetics Section
Laboratory of Molecular Biology


Why Is It So Hard for the Addict's Brain to Say No?
Nora Volkow, M.D.
Director, NIDA
Chief, Laboratory of Neuroimaging
Division of Intramural Clinical Biological Research

The Many Guises and Disguises of Follicular Lymphoma
Elaine Jaffe, M.D.
Head, Hematology Section
Acting Chief of Pathology

This page last reviewed on June 8, 2015