CANCELLED – CIMED Research Day/Koster Lecture: Ardem Patapoutian (Scripps Research Institute/HHMI) – “Piezo Channels in Mechanotransduction: Sensory Biology to Disease”

May 5, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Connor Auditorium (Farrell LTC, Medical Campus)

“Piezo Channels in Mechanotransduction: Sensory Biology to Disease”

The Center for Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases (CIMED) Research Day will be held in conjunction with the ninth annual Koster Memorial Lecture and Reception on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center.

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.

  • 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 at ~5:30 pm. Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Research Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be the Koster lecturer with a seminar entitled: “Piezo Channels in Mechanotransduction: Sensory Biology to Disease”.

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

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