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Koster Lecture/CIMED Research Day: Francisco Bezanilla (University of Chicago)

“Excitability and Membrane Capacitance: What’s Moving in the Membrane?” 

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When: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Connor Auditorium (Medical Campus, Farrell Learning & Teaching Center)

The Center for Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases (CIMED) Research Day will be held in conjunction with the annual Koster Memorial Lecture and Reception on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center.

2:00p – 4:00p     Poster Session (Farrell Atrium)
4:00p – 5:30p     Koster Lecture: Francisco Bezanilla (Connor Auditorium)
5:30p                 Reception and poster prize announcements (Farrell Hearth)

The poster session, with refreshments is scheduled from 2:00-4:00 pm in the FLTC Atrium space. Posters are welcomed from any interested members of the WU community, including students, staff and faculty.  Prizes of $100 will be presented to the best poster in each of the following three categories.  In each category the first author should be the presenter. The prize categories will be as follows:

  • Pre-Doctoral - includes graduate, undergraduate, technicians.
  • Post-Doctoral - includes post-Doctoral trainees and post-Doc staff members, up to and including Instructor position.
  • Translational - includes either of the above categories and will be judged with additional criteria of translational relevance.

Senior center members will be invited to judge of the posters, and the prizes will be awarded at the reception following the Koster lecture. The introductory comments for the Memorial Lecture will begin at 4:00 pm in Connor auditorium, and the Koster Memorial reception will follow immediately after the lecture in the Hearth area at ~5:30 pm.  Francisco Bezanilla, PhD, Lillian Eichelberger Cannon Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago will be the Koster lecturer with a seminar entitled: “Excitability and Membrane Capacitance.”

These and any further details will be posted on the CIMED website (   

Email Paula Reynolds to register for the event and to submit a poster abstract.

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