Northwestern University

Thu 4:00 PM

BMG Guest Speaker: The NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program: Supporting exceptionally creative scientists with highly innovative research ideas at all career stages - Ravi Basavappa, PhD

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Vanessa Hughes   312.503.5229

Group: Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics Invited Lectures

Category: Academic


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics welcomes you to attend a lecture by special guest speaker:

Ravi Basavappa, PhD
Program Leader
Office of Strategic Coordination
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program issues annual funding opportunities for exceptionally creative scientists with highly innovative research ideas. Learn about the NIH Director’s Pioneer, New Innovator, Transformative Research, and Early Independence Awards, supporting high-impact research from scientists at all career stages.

Dr. Basavappa received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Chicago for studies on the structure of tRNA. He then was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in virus crystallography. Prior to joining NIH, he was Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he studied the structural aspects of mitotic control by targeted protein degradation. At Rochester, he also was a Research Scholar of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America and Director of the Biophysics and Structural Biology Program. He joined NIH in 2004, first at NIGMS and then in the Office of the Director. His current responsibilities include serving as Program Leader for the Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.

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