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NCCIH-funded Researcher Presents Pioneering Research on Natural Product Biosynthesis and Discovery

December 5, 2016

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NCCIH Research Blog Team

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Today, NCCIH grantee Dr. Christina Smolke from Stanford University will present her innovative research at the 2016 High-Risk, High-Reward Research Symposium at NIH. Her team’s successful engineering of a yeast strain capable of making opioids was lauded in both Science and Nature in 2015.

This symposium features presentations on groundbreaking research across the biomedical field from recipients of the NIH Director’s Pioneer, New Innovator, Transformative Research, and Early Independence Awards, including Pardis Sabeti (Harvard University), Christina Smolke (Stanford University), Leor Weinberger (University of California, San Francisco), Helen Blau (Stanford University), Ting Wu (Harvard Medical School), Thomas Kupper (Harvard Medical School), Rafael Yuste (Columbia University), and more.

The event will be videocast live at Dr. Smolke is presenting her research at 10:50 am ET on Monday, December 5, 2016. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required to view presentations online.


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