The Huang lab attended the annual Charcot Lecture given by Dr. Howard Weiner at the German Embassy in Georgetown last night.
We say goodbye to our seniors in the lab. Dongeun will be joining the Neuroscience graduate program at Johns Hopkins in the Fall, and Sean will be joining a lab at the NIH this summer.
The Chapman Medal is awarded to the undergraduate student with the most outstanding research project in the Biology Dept. This award is named in honor of the former Chair of the Department of Biology, Prof. George Chapman, who initiated the Senior Thesis and dedicated himself to research and education.
Dongeun was also awarded a second place prize earlier for her poster at the Georgetown University Undergraduate Research Conference this year. The award ceremony took place at the beautiful Riggs Library.
Jeff took part in the first annual Georgetown University Free Neuroscience Public Lecture on March 19 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) headquarters in Washington, DC, as a part of the national—and international—Brain Awareness Week activities. Read more in the Georgetown University Medical Center website:
Our research has been featured on the Georgetown University News for MS Awareness Week.
Read it here:
This summer we had five undergraduate HHMI Research Scholars (Alisha, Kristen, Dongeun, Alejandra and Sean) in our lab. They worked directly with postdocs and grad students in the lab on various research projects. They were a fun and highly productive bunch, and did an excellent job presenting their research at the end of the summer!
TurnFirst is a wonderful charity that was started by Samantha Guerry and its purpose is to provide information for those diagnosed with or affected by MS. This year, TurnFirst established the Roger D. Semerad Scholarship For Research in the Neurosciences at Georgetown University Medical Center in honor and memory of Roger Semerad, a corporate and public executive who had chronic progressive MS.
Stephanie is a MD/PhD candidate at Georgetown University and currently doing her rotation in our lab. She will receive a $3,000 research award to study the mechanisms of remyelination and neuroprotection as part of the ongoing work in the lab. Congratulations Steph! Further information about the announcement can be found in the TurnFirst MS News.
For more information about TurnFirst, please visit: http://turnfirst.org/
We are very happy to announce that the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has funded our grant application! The funds will be used to carry out experiments to understand the molecular signals involved in CNS remyelination.
We attended the annual MS Charcot Lecture given by Prof. Robin Franklin from the University of Cambridge on Monday night at Cosmos Club in Washington DC. It was great to see Robin who gave an excellent talk on regenerative medicines for MS!