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A Talk on Startups in Science

Your Microbiome is a Part of this Microbial Planet - Dr. Lisa Proctor, Ph.D.

NHGRI will host its annual National DNA Day Speaker Series with special guest speaker Olivier Noel, M.D., Ph.D., DNAsimple CEO and featured on ABC's Shark Tank.

Dr. Olivier's discussion topic is entrepreneurship and startups in science. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium (Bldg. 38A).

Light refreshments will be provided after the talk and Q&A.

More about Dr. Olivier Noel:
Dr. Noel is the founder and CEO of DNAsimple, a startup company that helps accelerate genetic research by connecting DNA donors with research scientists.

Dr. Noel grew up in Haiti and moved to Queens, New York at age 18 after completing high school. He graduated from Queens College in New York, where he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry and honors in biomedical science research in 2011. His undergraduate research studies were with Dr. Nathalia G. Holtzman and he was an American Heart Association and National Institute of Health MARC fellow.

Dr. Noel went on to the Penn State University MSTP M.D./Ph.D. program and recently defended his thesis on "Bile acids signaling and the regulation of complement proteins."

Register to attend in-person: Eventbrite
View live webcast: GenomeTV Live
View live on the National DNA Day Facebook Page


Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History HOT Topic

Your Microbiome is a Part of this Microbial Planet - Dr. Lisa Proctor, Ph.D.

Smithsonian Hot Topic - Lita Proctor, Ph.D.

Join us for a stimulating discussion as NGHRI partners with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) for their HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic public forum series.

This National DNA Day event will take place Friday, April 27th, 2018. This year's speaker is NHGRI's own program director in the Division of Genome Sciences, Lita M. Proctor, Ph.D. Dr. Proctor's discussion topic is "Your Microbiome is a Part of this Microbial Planet".

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: One Species Theater, Hall of Human Origins

Free: No advance reservation or ticket required

Learn More: Your Microbiome is a Part of this Microbial Planet

Last Updated: March 7, 2018