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Seeds for Collaboration

Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D., senior associate dean of Basic Research, and John J. Foxe, Ph.D., director of the Del Monte Institute for Neuromedicine and chair of the Department of Neuroscience, have created "Seeds for Collaboration," a scientific social hour.

The goal of this monthly mixer is to germinate and incubate discourse that will lead to interdepartmental and cross-disciplinary collaboration, discoveries, publications and grant applications.

Each event will open with mingling for the first 30 minutes, followed by three five- to eight-minute talks. Each presentation may contain a maximum of five slides per speaker. After all three presentations have concluded, the floor will be opened for discussion.

The upcoming March 2017 mixer will feature the following talks:

  • "Translational Approaches to Elucidate the Association Between Seizures and Arrhythmias in Sudden Unexpected Death" presented by David Auerbach, Ph.D., research assistant professor of medicine in the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute.
  • "Therapeutic Biomaterials" presented by Danielle Benoit, Ph.D., associate professor of Biomedical Engineering.
  • "tRNA Biology and Neurological Dysfunction" presented by Eric Phizicky Ph.D., dean's professorship Biochemistry & Biophysics.

This event will occur monthly during the academic year. All are welcome to attend, and no registration is required.

Inaugural Event Flyer

January 2017 Event

March 2017 Event