Student Research Week dates, speakers announced

Each year, students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) organize and run a local meeting at the Lubbock campus called Student Research Week (SRW). The 2017 SRW is scheduled for March 7-10 and will include a vendor show and a poster competition. The theme for the 2017 SRW is “Molecular Neuroscience & Systems: From Nucleotides to Networks.”

SRW will also feature outstanding keynote addresses from two distinguished biomedical scientists: Jon Kaas, Ph.D., and Susan Slaugenhaupt, Ph.D.

Kaas’ pioneering research has led to important discoveries about the evolution, organization, and plasticity of the mammalian brain. He is currently a Distinguished Centennial Professor of Psychology, associate professor of cell and developmental biology and professor of radiology and radiological sciences at Vanderbilt University.

Slaugenhaupt’s groundbreaking research in the role of aberrant mRNA splicing in certain genetic diseases has led to the implementation of a screening program and clinical trials for a potential therapy for some of these diseases. She is a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Genetic Research and the inaugural scientific director of the MGH Research Institute.

For more information about the 2017 SRW schedule, please visit the event website.

If you have any questions or concerns about the 2017 SRW, please contact Jeremy Thompson .

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