Fall Mini Symposium


Friday, Oct 15, 2021

Join us October 15, 2021 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM for an exhibition of the University of Georgia’s Neuroscience Program. This half-day event will be held entirely online and will feature our native research community’s current work. Registered guests can listen to talks on a range of topics––from basic science to clinical research. The day’s events will conclude with a poster session showcasing graduate student work. The conference is open to all members of the UGA community and the public. Zoom details will be distributed closer the conference date.

The cost of attendance is free. However, donations are accepted on behalf of the Angel Pittman Student Memorial Fund.

To recognise the efforts of our research community, we are accepting nomination for the best poster and best Flash Talk. Please be sure to nominate your favourite after you take part in the day’s events.

Program Schedule

1:00 PMStudent Workshop: How to Exercise Self-Advocacy in a High-Demand Environment*
Discussion facilitated by Dr. Rachel Roberts-Galbraith, Cell Bio, and Dr. Deborah Barany, Kinesiology
2:00 PMFlash Talks
Featuring Kendall Clay, Christina Sabin, and Vicente Kenyi Saito-Diaz
2:30 PM BrainGlueTM for Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries
Research Talk by Lohitash Karumbaiah, of the Regenerative Bioscience Center.
3:00 PM Investigating heterotrimertic G proteins in planarian regeneration and behaviour
Research Talk by Jennifer Jenkins, of the Roberts-Galbraith Lab
3:30 PM Dissecting hand dexterity and recovery processes for effective rehabilitation
Research Talk by Jing Xu , of the Department of Kinesiology.
4:00 PMVirtual Poster Session
5:00 PMEnd of Program
*Due to the nature and format of the Student Workshop, this opportunity is limited to current UGA PhD students in the biomedical sciences. Once this event’s registration reaches capacity (12-13 registrants), it will close. It is available on a first come, first served basis to that population. Thank you for your understanding.