Joram Piatigorsky Basic Science Lecture and Award
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the National Eye Institute (NEI) are pleased to announce that Dan-Eric Nilsson, Ph.D., from Lund University in Sweden, will deliver the inaugural lecture in the Joram Piatigorsky Basic Science Lecture and Award series, which is managed by the FNIH and bestowed at the NEI. Made possible by the generous philanthropic support of Lona and Joram Piatigorsky, this endowed series brings attention to notable basic sciences contributions by eye and vision scientists to a diverse general scientific audience, such as experts in molecular biology, genetics, developmental biolo gy, neuroscience, and computer science. With special consideration for basic eye and vision scientists who take risks exploring little-studied species and imaginative ideas, the Lecture and Award promotes and communicates basic discoveries in eye and vision research that result in far-reaching obser vations that may inform widespread areas of science — from the eye to the world as it were — rather than the other way around. The lecture takes place on Tuesday, April 11, from 3:00-4:30pm (in-person only), in the Lipsett Amphitheater in Building 10, on the NIH campus. It will be followed by a light reception for all. Trainees and scientists from all NIH ICs are encouraged to attend. Nilsson ’ s work focuses on the evolution of the eye and vision by studying animal eyes, including box jellyfish, fan worms, velvet worms and clams. In a descripti...
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