“Ancient Bloodsuckers, Disposable Genes, and What It All Means”: NIGMS Director’s Early-Career Investigator Lecture--Tuesday, April 17, at 2 p.m

Jeramiah Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at the University of Kentucky, will present the 3rd annual NIGMS Director’s Early-Career Investigator Lecture on Tuesday, April 17, at 2 p.m. His 30-minute talk, titled “Ancient Bloodsuckers, Disposable Genes, and What It All Means," will describe how his research on sea lampreys is shedding light on cancer biology, tissue regeneration, and vertebrate evolution.

Following the talk, Smith will answer questions about his research and career path. Please submit questions in advance (or for the Q&A session following the lecture) via email to info@nigms.nih.gov or using #ecilecture on Twitter.

The talk is part of an annual lecture series that highlights the achievements of early-career NIGMS grantees and introduces undergraduates and other students to cutting-edge science while inspiring them to pursue biomedical research careers. We encourage NIH trainees to attend the lecture in person in Natcher Conference Center, Balcony B. Because space is limited, we encourage established scientists to view via VideoCast (live or later).

For additional information, see https://www.nigms.nih.gov/News/meetings/ECI/Pages/default.aspx.   

Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Alisa Machalek, NIGMS OCPL,alisa.machalek@nih.gov, 301-496-7301, and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). To watch the lecture online, please visit https://videocast.nih.gov