Environmental Factor, May 2007, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
On March 30 at a town meeting in Rodbell Auditorium, NIEHS formally began the year-and-a-half process of developing a Master Plan for growth and change for the RTP campus.
On March 25-27, the NIEHS Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) conducted external reviews of research by nine investigators in the Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis (LMC) and Laboratory of Molecular Toxicology (LMT).
On April 12 and 13 the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch (EB) hosted a two-day meeting of Soy Estrogens and Development (SEAD) project researchers and advisors in Rodbell Auditorium.
While economists are fond of warning that "there's no free lunch," Epidemiologist Ichiro Kawachi, M.D., Ph.D., offered his audience at NIEHS a little different caveat - there are no easy answers to curbing the epidemic of obesity.
Research Fellow Martha Montgomery won a top prize in poster session competition at the Eighth Annual Women's Health Research Day
Twenty young people visiting the University of North Carolina campus in their final weeks of high school got insight into what a career at NIEHS might hold for them during an afternoon visit to the Institute on April 12.
Inside The Institute
On April 4, Alma Britton, Dona McNeill and others in the Administrative Services and Analysis Branch did their part to help NIEHS employees and contractors learn more about why tourism is such a big deal in North Carolina.
On April 5, sales representatives from 34 suppliers of laboratory and medical equipment lined the mall area in D and E modules to show off new products, give away trademarked merchandize and convince the Institute's scientists that their products and services would outperform what's now being used in the labs.
Spring is a time to celebrate the outdoors, break out the summer clothes and begin to attack those extra winter pounds with a vengeance.
NIEHS veterans with at least seven years service will remember well the old headquarters of the EPA at the corner of Alexander and NC 54.
Photographer Steve McCaw rarely goes anywhere without his camera and gear, and the sight of spring's arrival on campus was too glorious for him to ignore.
The honored speaker at the ninth annual Dr. Martin Rodbell Lecture on April 10 was chromatin biology researcher C. David Allis, Ph.D.
Christopher Mathews, Ph.D., gave the most recent talk in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (LMG) Fellows Invited Guest Lecture Series on April 2.
The Frontiers in Environmental Science Lecture Series continued in April with RTP area scientists sharing results of their recent research with scientists at NIEHS. March closed with a lecture by Geneticist Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, Ph.D.
The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society (GEMS) held its 2007 Spring Meeting April 16th at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) RTP headquarters.
Bert. W. O'Malley, M.D. will deliver the final talk in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series on May 22 at 11:00 in Rodbell Auditorium. O'Malley is a professor and the chair of the Department of Molecular/Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. He will address "The Expanding Roles of Nuclear Receptor Coactivators."
As Kunkel will explain in his talk, replication of eukaryotic nuclear genomes requires DNA polymerase alpha to initiate synthesis at origins and of Okazaki fragments on the lagging strand, subsequently allowing DNA polymerases delta and epsilon to then perform the bulk of chain elongation.
According to Zeldin, cytochrome P450 epoxygenases such as CYP2J2 metabolize arachidonic acid to epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) which are converted to dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHETs) by soluble epoxide hydrolase (EPHX2).
The NIEHS weekly lecture series on emerging issues in environmental sciences continues in May.