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Cidlowski to Speak in Duke Immunology Seminar Series

By Eddy Ball
February 2009

John Cidlowski
Edwin B. Astwood Award winner John Cidlowski (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

NIEHS Principal Investigator John Cidlowski, Ph.D., will lecture on February 17 at 4:00 p.m. in 143 Jones Building on the Duke University campus. His talk, "The Secret Lives of Glucocorticoid Receptors," is part of the Duke University Medical Center Department of Immunology Seminar Series.

Cidlowski heads the Molecular Endocrinology Group within the Laboratory of Signal Transduction (LST), and is chief of the LST. His major research interests are glucocorticoid receptors and their actions on inflammatory response triggered by environmental stress via steroid hormone action and the regulation of apoptosis in normal and neoplastic cells. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles in leading biomedical journals, as well as several book chapters. Cidlowski served as a professor in the Physiology, Nutrition and Biochemistry departments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before joining the NIEHS in 1995.

In June 2008, Cidlowski was presented with the 2008 Edwin B. Astwood Award at the Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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