Discover - March 2017

Brainhack Western
Dozens of trainees and faculty members from across Western's campus came together earlier this month for the inaugural Brainhack Western. The multi-day event was hosted at Robarts, and was part of a global movement to develop innovative solutions to emerging issues in neuroimaging and neuroscience. Congratulations to Ali Khan, PhD, one of the event's primary organizers. Read More. Watch the CTV London story

Daniel GelmanQ&A with Daniel Gelman, PhD Candidate
Daniel Gelman, PhD Candidate, is using robotics to solve real world clinical problems. Supervised by Maria Drangova, PhD, the Biomedical Engineering trainee is developing devices with the potential to improve cardiac ablation therapy. Read More

Governor General tours RobartsGovernor General David Johnston tours Robarts
The Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, toured Robarts this week. He spoke with researchers about advances in concussion and brain imaging research. View the photo gallery on Facebook

Proteus Innovation CompetitionAwards haul for Robarts trainees at Proteus Innovation Competition
Congratulations to the Robarts trainees who were part of the three winning teams. The intense four-month competition focused on developing viable commercialization strategies. Read More

Dr. Julio Martinez-TrujilloBrain cells show teamwork in short-term memory
Nerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, and are not solo artists as was previously thought, brain research led by Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo and Brain and Mind researchers has determined. Read More

BioCanRx gives boost to cell-tracking research
With a grant from BioCanRx, Paula Foster, PhD, and Greg Dekaban, PhD, are one step closer to being the first in Canada to use MRI cell-tracking in humans to determine the fate of cell-based immunotherapies for cancer. Read More

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3MT Competition - Faculty Pre-Heat March 13
What can you do with a single, static PowerPoint slide, your charm and charisma, and 180 seconds? The 3MT Competition returns to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry with a faculty pre-heat on March 13. No registration required. Learn More

Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie to deliver Paterson Lecture
Martin Chalfie, PhD, Harvard University, and professor at Columbia University, is the keynote speaker for the annual Paterson Lecture Series presented by Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Chalfie is a well celebrated scientist who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2008, for the discovery and development of the green florescent protein, GFP. Read More

London Health Research Day - Guest registration
Guest registration for London Health Research Day is now open. Join trainees from across the city on March 28 to see all the health research being conducted in London. Register online today
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Achievements

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Congratulations to Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo on receiving the John R. Evans Leaders Fund grant. Read More

Robarts hosted dozens of trainees and faculty members from across campus for the inaugural Brainhack Western earlier this month. View photos from the event

Catch up on the latest messages from Current Affairs, featuring Andrew Watson, PhD, and Tomi Nano, Chair of the Graduate Student Council. Read More

Learn about the planning process for the expansion and replacement of aging facilities at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Read More