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Science Symposium

Science Symposium


The 2013 Eckerd College Science Symposium will take place Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The keynote address will be given in Miller Auditorium; all other symposium events will be held in the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences. Check back often for more information on the following events:

9:00–10:15 a.m. | Welcome Breakfast and Tour of the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences

10:20–10:55 a.m. | Wired to Run: Endocannabinoids and the Evolution of Endurance Running Behaviors
Greg Gerdeman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Eckerd College

10:55–11:30 a.m. | Genetics: Cycling to Better Healthcare
James F. Gusella, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

11:30–11:45 a.m. | Break

11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Presentation by Lily Ellis ’13

12:00–12:15 p.m. | Presentation by Kimberly Anderson ’13

12:15–12:30 p.m. | Presentation by Maxine Tan ’13

12:30–1:45 p.m. | Art of Science Luncheon

1:45–2:20 p.m. | Pushing the Limits: Microbial Life at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents
Julie Huber ’98, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory

2:20–2:55 p.m. | Good to the Bone: Molecular Approaches to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis
Jeff Dodge ’84, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Eli Lilly and Company

2:55–3:30 p.m. | Innovation: An Eagle's Eye View
Steve Updegraff ’84, M.D., LASIK Surgeon and Medical Director, Updegraff Vision

3:30–5:00 p.m. | Poster Session and Reception

5:00–6:00 p.m. | Keynote Address by Jane Petro ’68, M.D., Acting Executive Director, Cosmetic Surgery Foundation and Professor of Surgery, New York Medical College
Beauty and Space: The Role of Buildings in Scientific Collaboration

2013 Symposium

The 2013 Science Symposium will take place on Saturday, February 9, and will help usher in the grand opening of the College’s new James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences.