UMBC presents the 15th annual Life Science Symposium on April 18 from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
William LaCourse, Interim Dean, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at
UMBC, will kick off the event which will feature UMBC faculty research posters and two guest speakers.
Charles Bieberich, professor of biological sciences at UMBC, will speak on Modeling Prostate Disease to Understand Mechanisms and Develop Therapeutics.
Martin Chalfie, Nobel Laureate and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, will speak on GFP: Lighting Up Life.
There will be a networking reception at 6:15 p.m. to wrap up the symposium.
UMBC Biological Sciences Departments invites Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics majors to find out the benefits of an AMB Master’s Degree: a nine-month research based program with an emphasis on modern molecular biology and basic research skills. The open house will be held on Wednesday, February 22, from noon-1 p.m. in UC 312. Please RSVP to Sue LeCompte at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at ext. 5-3669. For more information about the program, find us on the web at:
On October 25 the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presents Dr. Joseph Reczek from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Denison University. Dr. Reczek will speak on Organic and Materials Chemistry.
Dr. Reczek’s research spans several areas of Organic and Materials Chemistry, including Organic Synthesis, Supramolecular Chemistry, Crystal and Liquid Crystal design, and Organic Photovoltaics. He is broadly interested in the design, synthesis, and study of molecules which self-assemble, via non-covalent interactions, to exhibit new and unique properties. These properties are studies for potential application in new materials, specifically in the areas of molecular electronics and photovoltaics.
If you would like to make an appointment to speak with Dr. Reczek, please contact Ian Thorpe (email@example.com).
Omar Bukhari ’13, biochemistry and EHS, will soon begin his junior year at UMBC, but for the last several weeks he’s been hard at work for another cause. Bukhari just finished a 4,000 mile bike ride from Baltimore to San Francisco through 4K for Cancer, fundraising and meeting cancer patients and their families across the country. Working as a volunteer EMT in Baltimore and hearing patients’ stories about cancer, as well as researching anti-cancer compounds as an intern, motivated Bukhari to become involved with 4K for Cancer. He documented his journey at omar4k.tumblr.com and since returning home has been featured in the Gazette. There, he discussed an inspiring conversation with one young cancer patient, Jenny, whom he met during his trip.