The Annual M.D./Ph.D. Student Research Symposium will be held on Friday, April 11, beginning at noon with a keynote address by Christopher Walsh, the Bullard Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, chief of the Genetics Division at Children’s Hospital Boston, and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Children’s Hospital Boston. Titled “Genetic Control of Human Cerebral Cortical Development,” his talk will take place at the Miller School’s Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium.
A student poster session and student scientific talks will follow. The poster session is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in front of the Lois Pope LIFE Center, and the student scientific talks are from 3 to 5 p.m. in the seventh-floor auditorium.
Through his research, Walsh, the former director of the Harvard-MIT M.D.-Ph.D. Program, has tried to identify and analyze genes that regulate the development and normal function of the human cerebral cortex. Most of his lab’s genetic work has benefited from worldwide collaborations, especially with physicians in countries where marriage between cousins is common, which simplifies the identification of rare recessive mutations.
Planned and organized by M.D./Ph.D. students Veronica Peschansky, Srinivasan Narayanan, Holly Stradecki, Michelle Trojanowsky, and Lucy Freer, the symposium brings students and mentors together, provides a unique forum for interaction among students and faculty, and allows students to learn about the research of their peers.
For more information, please contact Carlen Duncombe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-243-6278.