Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 13, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 13, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 30
Call for Posters: Nanoscience, Neuroscience Symposium Set

By Mary Spiro
Institute for NanoBioTechnology

Students and faculty are encouraged to submit posters for the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology's third annual symposium, to be held Monday, May 18, at the School of Medicine on the East Baltimore campus. Nanoscience for Neuroscience and Neurosurgery will feature Johns Hopkins faculty experts in nanobiotechnology, engineering, neuroscience, medicine, imaging and public health. The poster submission deadline is May 4. Registration and poster title submissions may be made online at:

The symposium begins with talks from 9 a.m. to noon in Mountcastle Auditorium of the Preclinical Teaching Building. An afternoon poster session will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Turner Concourse. Nanobiotechnology-related research from across the university will be on display, and presenters will be available to discuss their results. Prizes will be awarded for the best poster presentations.

Speakers from the School of Medicine include Ted Dawson, Abramson Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases; John W. Griffin, Distinguished Service Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Pathology and director of the Brain Science Institute; Michael T. McMahon, assistant professor of radiology, MR Division; Alessandro Olivi, professor of neurosurgery and oncology and chair of Neurosurgery at Bayview Medical Center; and Jeffrey Rothstein, professor of neurology and director of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research.

From the Whiting School of Engineering, speakers will be Sharon Gerecht, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Hai-Quan Mao, assistant professor of materials science and engineering. Tomas Guilarte, professor of environmental health sciences, will be the featured speaker from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

More information about the event is available at: General registration without a poster is due by May 15.


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