Dr. Susan Lim, PhD Program Director NCI, NIH
Dr. Lim has been the Program Director at Cancer Training Branch, Cancer Center Training, National Institute of Cancer since 2009. As a program director, she has managed T32 NRSA Institutional Training Grants, Career Development awards (K08, K23, K24). She is also the NCI liaison for the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Resource and Support Center award (R24), the Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (D43), and the K-12 BIRCWH: Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health program. Currently, Dr. Lim manages 150 active grants.
Dr. Lim received a B.S. in Biochemistry from California State University, Los Angeles. Her aspiration to research began when she received the Minority Biomedical Research Support Award. X-ray crystallography was her initial attraction to attend the University of California, Riverside, where she received her master’s degree in Biochemistry. Her desires to understand the mechanism of human diseases lead her to the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Under the late Dr. L. Grossman and Dr. J. Groopman, her thesis work focused on the understanding the DNA damage of aflatoxin: liver carcinogen and human repair system. Her postgraduate studies on the characterization of human mitochondrial DNA polymerase and antiviral nucleotides resulted in a license shared with her mentor, Dr. W. Copeland at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
With three decades of bench research in different scientific disciplines, she now enjoys advising and working with the next generation of young scientists to achieve their career research awards and research training in cancer.
Sunday, May 5
2:10 PM – 2:25 PM