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,” that ultimately led to the development of STARS.
The symposia are presented by UT Southwestern Medical Center 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.
Due to increasing demand, the Basic Science Symposia has recently been expanded to include two six-hour symposia and four two-hour “mini-symposia” each school year. Many teachers use these sessions to help fulfill state certification and school district requirements for professional development.
2017–18 Symposia Schedule
- September 11, 2017
Brad Pfeiffer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Todd Roberts, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
- October 14, 2017
"The War Against Microbes”
Basic Science Symposium
Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Microbiology
- November 6, 2017
Konstantin Doubrovinski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Green Center for Systems Biology
Milo Lin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Green Center for Systems Biology
- January 8, 2018
"Cutting-Edge Biomedical Engineering"
Shawn Burgess, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Advanced Imaging Research Center, Pharmacology
Jinming Gao, Ph.D., Professor, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
- March 3, 2018
"Women in Science & Medicine Symposium" – Careers for Women in Biomedicine
- April 2, 2018
"Super! Resolution Microscopy – Visualizing Cell Dynamics through Modern Microscopy"
Jen Liou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Physiology
Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biophysics
2017–18 Teacher In-services
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Saturday, February 3, 2018
“Using Arduino to Teach Physics and Coding”
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