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NIEHS Names Lutz Birnbaumer Scientific Director

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Lutz Birnbaumer, PhD

Lutz Birnbaumer, PhD, was recently appointed Scientific Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr Birnbaumer, who will assume his new position in October, is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and Professor of Anesthesiology and Biological Chemistry at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). A renowned biochemist, he is recognized for his groundbreaking work in the study of how cells communicate with each other in the regulation …

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