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Human Genome News, May 1994; 6(1)

Broido Joins DOE OHER

Michelle S. Broido recently joined the Health Effects and Life Sciences Research Division of the DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) in Germantown, Maryland. Her responsibilities as Structural Biologist will involve a range of activities supported by the three OHER divisions. As a member of the Structural Biology Task Group and the Human Genome Task Group, Broido is expected to focus on technological developments in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), genome instrumentation, the problem of protein folding, the use of structural biology databases such as Protein Data Bank, and other issues in computational biology.

Broido comes to OHER from the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences, where she served for 4 years as a program administrator in the Biophysics and Physiological Sciences Program. Her research grant portfolio included nucleic acid biophysics; protein biophysics, including protein folding; and NMR spectroscopy. She was also responsible for management and oversight of institutional structural biology predoctoral training grants and for administration of the individual minority predoctoral fellowship program. This program was established to help support the graduate education of students from minority groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.

Broido obtained her Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California, San Diego. Her research there concentrated on NMR applications for determining the dynamics and three-dimensional structure of nucleic acid oligomers. As an NIH postdoctoral fellow, she spent 2 years at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, where her studies centered on the use of electron paramagnetic resonance to probe the dynamics of fatty acids in model membrane systems. Upon completion of her postdoctoral training, Broido was a tenured faculty member at Hunter College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

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