Paule Valery Joseph
Where were you born?
What school did you attend?
University of Pennsylvania
What gained you interest in the NIH?
I was attracted to the NIH because of the immeasurable opportunities and collaborations one can encounter in the intramural program to grow and develop as an independent scientist. I had an opportunity to learn first-hand of these opportunities when I came as a NINR Summer Genetic Institute Fellow during my Ph.D. program and later had the opportunity to return for the Summer Internship Program. Eventually, I made my way back as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Recently, I applied and got selected for the coveted Lasker Clinical Research Scholar award for early career Investigators. NIH truly provides a nurturing environment for all scientists.
What kind of work do you do at the NIH?
I’m a Nurse Scientist. I lead research that investigates the relationship between disturbances in sensory systems and disease; this includes individuals with metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes as well as addiction-induced differences in thresholds and responses to olfactory and gustatory cues, and changes in perception.