December 8, 2015
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Dr. John J. O'Shea

John O’Shea, M.D., NIAMS Scientific Director and Chief of the Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch, was an invited speaker in the Fall 2015 Karolinska Research Lecture Series at the Nobel Forum in Stockholm. Dr. O’Shea’s lecture, “Basic and Applied Cytokine Signaling: From Jakinibs to Super-enhancers,” included highlights of his research related to the signaling of cytokines, molecules that are critical for the development and functioning of the immune system.

The Karolinska Research Lectures were initiated by the Nobel Assembly and Karolinska Institute in 1993. The goal of the series is to present recent developments in areas of great relevance to biomedical research.

Dr. O’Shea’s lecture can be viewed on the NIAMS YouTube channel

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