UGA’s Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science organization will hold its second annual Scientific Research Day on June 18 at the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences.
The free event will feature oral presentations, poster sessions and the George H. Boyd Keynote Lecture, to be given by Athens native and UGA alumna Cornelia Bargmann, head of the Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at the Rockefeller University in New York.
Bargmann has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator since 1995 and a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Bargmann serves as associate director of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior at Rockefeller. Her studies focus on how the nematode C. elegans’s neural circuits develop, identifies the genes and neural pathways for its actions and investigates how sensory inputs regulate those circuits.
The Research Day keynote lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Additional sponsors include the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, the School of Ecology and the departments of chemistry, cellular biology, psychology, microbiology, biological and agricultural engineering, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, poultry sciences, and biochemistry and molecular biology.