Andrew Gehrke and his lab mates have finally been able to document the evolutionary adaptations necessary for ancient lobe-finned fish to transform pectoral fins used underwater into strong, bony structures.
Over 100 students and faculty convened to Chicago from around the Midwest in occasion of the 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Midstates Consortium for Math and Science.
On Friday night, the partecipants enjoyed a mexican buffet-style dinner in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn Downtown Chicago. Dinner was followed by two lectures by key note speakers Cathryn Nagler (UChicago Bunning Food Allergy Professor ), and Phoebe Lostroh (Colorado College professor of Molecular Biology and 2014 Janet Andersen Award Winner).
Saturday events took place in BSLC: research talks and posted presentations by the students were interspersed by occasions to mingle with fellow students, graduate students and faculty during breaks. Two panels occured after lunch, one about graduate school (lead by a panel of current graduate students) and one on careers at liberal arts institutions.
The meeting closed at 5 with final remarks by Elizabeth Grove, professor of Neuroscience and Midstates representative for our university.
myCHOICE kickoff, October 13-17, 2014
Our new myChoice program, supported by the NIH Best Award, was launched with a series of exciting talks, such us:
Joseph Moskal, Adventures in Academic Entrepreneurship and Drug Discovery
Philip Clifford, What Got You Here Won't Get You There
Kelly LeMarco, Connie Lee, Fabiola Rivas, Science Communication: From the Front
To learn more about this program, visit: mychoice.uchicago.edu
The initiative was a great success, and will be repeated next year.
To learn more and apply:
2015 Application deadline:
August 14, 2015