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School of Medicine
May 20, 2009
Science Writers’ Symposium
“Ever Wonder What Gets Your Senses Revving?”
Center for Sensory Biology / Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences
Journalists – medical/science writers – get “sense”-sational access to our experts and their research labs. The event is not open to the general public.
Friday, June 26, 2009 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Room 490 John G. Rangos Building
by Monday, June 1
Reservation required – space is limited
Maryalice Yakutchik; firstname.lastname@example.org ; 443-287-2251
Come spend the day learning about the latest in sensory biology research at the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
-Turn Down the Lights: See the latest research on color vision
-Grab a Bite from the Fridge: Get a taste for taste receptor research
-Turn on Some Music: Hear about the workings of the inner ear
-Splash on Some Cologne: Stop and smell the roses...and the latest in olfactory research
-Survive Heartbreak: Get a feel for the mechanisms underlying touch and chronic pain
Program--June 26, 2009
10 - 10:10 a.m. Welcome by Paul Fuchs, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery and neuroscience
10:10 - 10:45 a.m. Mechanisms of Touch and Chronic Pain, Xinzhong Dong, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience
10:50 - 11.25 a.m. The Latest in Olfactory Research, Randall Reed, Ph.D., professor of molecular biology and genetics
11:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. The Workings of the Inner Ear, Angelika Doetzlhofer, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session
1:15 - 1:50 p.m. Get a Taste for TRP Channels, Craig Montell, Ph.D., professor of biological chemistry
1:55 - 2:40 p.m. Seeing Color, Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D., professor of molecular biology and genetics, and King-Wai Yau, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Laboratory Tours