New Frontiers explored in Biomedical Seminar Series

October 31, 2013




Staff Reporter 


Louisiana Tech offers students a chance to learn from nationally recognized academic researchers in the annual biomedical research seminar series sponsored by the ADVANCEing Faculty Program.


New Frontiers in Biomedical Research: Impacts on Health and Society began, Sept. 16 and will continue through April 14.


This free seminar, which is open to all, allows students to learn more about current research that is changing the way people use biological research, human health and the tools people use to study them.


Jamie Newman, an assistant professor of biology, believes that students will find the lectures interesting and perhaps challenging.


“You can’t really predict how someone is going to communicate their science,” Newman said. “When they come here, they are asked to give a general talk but often get into details that, even if you know the science, can be a bit overwhelming.”


Newman’s goal is that students who go to the seminars will expose themselves to different types of lectures and take what they can from it.


“Hopefully students will come out having a great appreciation for this type of science and research,” Newman said.


Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for the College of Engineering and Science, has an overall goal for the series as well.




“The goal of the series is to expose our students to cutting edge research in biomedical engineering and related fields by bringing some of the top experts in the country to campus,” Carpenter said.


Many of the speakers will also give additional talks on peer mentoring or grant writing for specific groups of faculty or students.


“The opportunity to hear, talk and interact with outstanding researchers helps educate our students, assists us in getting the word out about the great things we are doing here, and often leads to future collaborations on common topics of interest,” Carpenter said.


The next lecture in the seminar series will be Monday, Nov. 4 by. Kaiming Ye, chair and professor of bioengineering at SUNY-Binghamton.


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