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Science Writers' Symposium - 05/20/2009

Science Writers' Symposium

"Ever Wonder What Gets Your Senses Revving?"
Release Date: May 20, 2009

May 20, 2009

WHAT:                 
Science Writers’ Symposium
“Ever Wonder What Gets Your Senses Revving?”
Center for Sensory Biology / Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences

WHO:               
Journalists – medical/science writers – get “sense”-sational access to our experts and their research labs.  The event is not open to the general public.

WHEN:              
Friday, June 26, 2009 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:            
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Room 490 John G. Rangos Building

RSVP:              
by Monday, June 1 
Reservation required – space is limited
Maryalice Yakutchik; myakutc1@jhmi.edu ; 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

For the Media

Media Contacts:

Hope Marjian; 410-502-4921; hmarija1@jhmi.edu 

Maryalice Yakutchik; 443-287-2251; myakutc1@jhmi.edu 

Audrey Huang; 410-614-5105; audrey@jhmi.edu     

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