First Annual Neuroscience Symposium: The Developing Brain and Cancer
WASHINGTON (April 26, 2011) – The GW Institute for Neuroscience presents the First Annual Neuroscience Symposium, “The Developing Brain and Cancer.” This day-long event features four keynote speakers who are leaders in the field of neuroscience research, as well as presentations by selected graduate students from The George Washington University.
- Scott Pomeroy, M.D., Ph.D., Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Neurologist in Chief, Children's Hospital Boston;
- Michael Dyer, Ph.D., Member, St. Jude Children's Hospital/Developmental Neurobiology;
- Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Wolf-Pack Professor and Director, Center for Neuroscience Research, Children's National Medical Center, Washington D.C.; Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Physiology, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences;
- Sally Moody, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
TOMORROW- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Cloyd Heck Marvin Center at The George Washington University
800 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
For media interested in attending, please register with Anne Banner at 202-994-2261 or email@example.com.
About The George Washington University Institute for Neuroscience
The GW Institute for Neuroscience (GWIN) facilitates the vital exchange of ideas, and supports collaborative neuroscience research and training across the GW campus at Foggy Bottom and at Children’s National Medical Center, an independent children’s hospital affiliated with the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Institute offers seminars, research colloquia, graduate courses, and core services to enhance the scientific endeavors of GW and Children’s National investigators, fellows, and students.
GWIN investigators explore how brains work by examining nerve cells in the living brain, under the microscope, or in the culture dish. They also manipulate the genome in animal models to learn how brain circuits develop and study fossils that indicate how brains evolved. The researchers map human genes, examine human brain structure, and study activity and behavior with the goal of better understanding the function and dysfunction in the human brain.
GWIN is jointly sponsored by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences of The George Washington University.