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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 May 2017 mixer will feature the following talks:

  • "Tissue Engineering Strategies Inspired by the Embryo" presented by Catherine K. Kuo, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering (River Campus), Department of Orthopaedics
    Center for Musculoskeletal Research, Genetics, Development and Stem Cells Program (Medical Center).
  • "Longevity mechanisms" presented by Vera Gorbunova, Ph.D., Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Biology, Department of Biology (River Campus),
    Co-director Rochester Aging Research Center (Medical Center).
  • "Did you know stem cells can fly?" presented by Benoit Biteau, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Genetics, Development and Stem Cells Program (Medical Center).

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

May 2017 Event