Program Highlights, September 2019

The MBM Program started the fall 2019 semester with a bang! We have had a couple of very busy months in September and October. Now that some of the dust has settled, let’s review some highlights from the month of September.

Justin Rhodes gave the first Frontiers in MBM lecture September 4 on “Completely implantable, injectable, wireless microLEDs for optogenetic manipulations of exercise-brain interactions.”

Justin Rhodes

MBM faculty Hyunjoon Kong lectured at Beckman Institute September 5 on “Biological Applications of Engineered Active Matters.”

Hyunjoon Kong

Dan LlanoThis semester, we introduced a new iteration of our lecture series with the Clinical Frontiers in MBM lecture September 18. We invited Dan Llano, Associate Professor & Physician/Surgeon of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at Carle Foundation Hospital and Beckman Institute (formerly with Abbott Pharma) as the first lecturer. He spoke on “Cortical-subcortical interactions in the auditory system, and a few thoughts about translational neuroscience.”

The 2019 MBM Retreat took place September 19-20. A lot happened! Click here to learn more.

Another view of attendees at the MBM Retreat

At the end of the month, a delegation from MBM attended the annual NSF Research Traineeship Meeting in Evanston, Illinois, September 25-27. Trainee Lauren Gapinske (nee Grant) joined PI Martha Gillette, Co-PI Hyunjoon Kong, Program Manager Anne (Sofya) McKinney, and Program Evaluator Lizanne DeStefano and facilitated in presenting the program poster.

Lauren Gapinske, Lizanne DeStefano, Martha Gillette, Anne McKinney