Basic Science Symposia
The Basic Science Symposia have been an integral part of STARS since its inception. In fact, it was the overwhelming success of the very first symposium, DNA in Biology and Medicine, which ultimately led to the development of the STARS Program itself.
The symposia are presented by UT Southwestern faculty and cover a variety of current topics in biomedical research. In order to help teachers infuse this up-to-date information into the classroom, specific learning activities are developed by STARS staff to accompany each symposium. Videotape copies of each session are available to teachers at no cost.
Due to increasing demand, this program has recently been expanded to include two 6-hour symposia and four 2-hour "mini-symposia" each school year. Many teachers use these sessions to help fulfill state certification and school district requirements for professional development.
- September 10, 2012
"The Busy Nuclear Envelope"
Yuh Min Chook, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pharmacology
Beatriz Fontoura, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cell Biology
- October 13, 2012
"Brain Fitness & Brain Disorders"
Basic Science Symposium
Ilya Bezprozvanny, Ph.D., Professor, Physiology
Munro Cullum, Ph.D., Professor, Physiology
Mary Quiceno, M.D., Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Jose Rizo-Rey, Ph.D., Professor, Biophysics
Roger Rosenberg, M.D., Professor, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Chantelle Sephton, Ph.D., Instructor, Neuroscience
- November 5, 2012
"Fat: Is It Really Good For You?"
Joel Goodman, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology
Jon Graff, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Developmental Biology
- January 7, 2013
"Update on Cystic Fibrosis"
Raksha Jain, M.D., Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary Diseases
Philip Thomas, Ph.D., Professor, Physiology
- March 2, 2013
"Women in Science and Medicine"
- April 1, 2013
"Searching for New Drugs"
John MacMillan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Michael White, Ph.D., Professor, Cell Biology
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