For Poster Presentation Information:
Mark Johnson, PhD
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The Annual LLU Basic Science Research Symposium is held every fall and is generally organized around a central research theme. Based on this theme, we invite an external keynote speaker, as well as several LLU faculty members, to present recent work during the morning sessions. In the afternoon, we open up the forum and invite students and LLU investigators to present and discuss their recent research in a poster session format. The presentations and poster sessions provide an excellent opportunity for incoming students to be exposed to the local research environment and provides a forum for which students and mentors can interact to discuss potential collaborations.
For this year’s symposium, the theme will be “’Focus on the BRAIN Initiative". This NIH initiative is part of a new Presidential focus aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. The word BRAIN in this project is also an acronym for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. We are privileged to have Dr. William Newsome from Stanford University as our keynote speaker. His talk is entitled, "What's the deal with the Obama BRAIN Initiative?" and a mini-biography can be found here. Presentations will also be given by LLU faculty Wei-Xing Shi, Grace J. Lee, Christopher Wilson, and Andre Obenaus. In the afternoon, after poster sessions, we will have a last presentation by Dr. Farida Sohrabji from Texas A&M University.
Registration ends October 30th, 2013. Registration is required for all participants, so please sign up. Abstracts are also due by October 30th, 2013. Awards will be given to the top three most outstanding student posters. We look forward to seeing you there!
Chair, 2013 Steering Committee
Assistant Research Professor
Division of Microbiology
School of Medicine
Loma Linda University