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Darton To Host Biomedical & Biotechnical Day August 25

August 19, 2010

Darton College will host Biomedical & Biotechnical Day Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. in the J-Building.

This conference will feature keynote speakers from a range of biomedical/biotechnology fields: Dr. Larry Young, Dr. Phat Dang, Dr. Lakeshia J. Taite, and Dr. Michael Christie. The conference is presented by the Southwest Georgia Biomedical & Biotechnology Collaborative.

Dr. Young of Emory University is the division chief of behavioral neuroscience and psychiatric disorders at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He will discuss his research with voles and discoveries that may be useful in designing novel treatments for the social deficits found in psychiatric disorders such as autism. Dr. Young grew up in Worth County.

Dr. Dang is a research biochemist/molecular biologist at the National Peanut Research Laboratory in Dawson, Ga.  He will discuss his research in plant biotechnology in agriculture.

Dr. Taite is an assistant professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. She will provide an overview of her work in biomaterials for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications.

Dr. Christie teaches in the biomedical engineering department at Florida International University.  He specializes in the research and development of electroactive polymer sensors for non-invasive imaging applications.

The conference is free and open to the public. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the J-Building Lobby. The first session will start at 8:50 a.m. in the Darton Theatre. Lunch will be provided to the first 200 high school registrants. A tour of the campus will be available. The conference will end at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call (229) 317-6519.

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