Trainees shine at Research Retreat

From measuring pH levels in the brain to studying tendon injuries in horses, a wide range of research was on display at the second annual Robarts Research Retreat on June 8.
More than 200 faculty and trainees gathered in the Great Hall, Somerville House for a day of oral and poster presentations.  
Organized by Kevin Blackney, MSc Candidate, Corby Fink, PhD Candidate, and Louisa Salemi, PhD Candidate, the event took months of planning and preparation.
The goal of the Retreat is to bring the Robarts community together.
"The Retreat allows trainees from different labs to interact and learn about each other's work in a friendly, open setting," said Salemi. "It also provides a great opportunity to form collaborations."
"It showcases the diversity of research at Robarts and offers different research perspectives," added Fink.
The event’s highlight was the keynote presentation from Dr. Karl Deisseroth, the D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Deisseroth specializes in affective disorders and autism-spectrum disease, and focuses on developing molecular and cellular tools to observe, perturb and re-engineer brain circuits.
Part of his presentation included a page from an old notebook, to demonstrate how far he’d come in his work since the initial experimental stage.
View photos from the 2015 Research Retreat. Can’t see the slideshow below? Click here.