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 the STARS Program itself.
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, 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.
2013-14 Symposia Schedule
- September 9, 2013
Mike Rosen, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Biophysics
Luke Rice, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biophysics
- October 12, 2013
"Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging"
Basic Science Symposium
Gaudenz Danuser, Ph.D., Professor, Cell Biology
Marcel Mettlen, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Cell Biology
Dean Sherry, Ph.D., Professor, Advanced Imaging Research Center
- November 4, 2013
Robin Hiesinger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Physiology
Genevieve Konopka, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
- January 6, 2014
"Microbes, Friends and Foe"
Lora Hooper, Ph.D., Professor, Immunology
Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Microbiology
- March 1, 2014
"Women in Science and Medicine"
- April 7, 2014
Joseph Hill, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Internal Medicine – Cardiology
Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine – Cardiology
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