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Biomedical/Biotechnical Conference Educational Channel Air Times

August 27, 2010

The Biomedical/Biotechnical Conference held August 25 featured presentations by four distinguished scientists in this field.  If you missed the presentations and want to see them, tune in to Channel 19 this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

Dr. Michael Christie           4pm
Dr. Lakeshia Taite             5pm
Dr. Larry Young                  6pm
Dr. Phat Dang                    7pm

The keynote speaker was Dr. Larry Young from Emory University and Division Chief of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disorders at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He grew up in Worth County, graduated from Worth County High School, and became an internationally known researcher and speaker. If you go to his website http://research.yerkes.emory.edu/Young/larry.html and click on Press, you will see the many times he has been interviewed. His presentation was The Science of Love:  Implications for Novel treatments for Autism.

Dr. Phat Dang is a research biochemist/molecular biologist at the National Peanut Research Laboratory, Dawson, GA. He spoke on biomedical engineering in agriculture. His presentation was Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Agriculture.

Dr. Lakeshia Taite is Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her topic was Bioactive Materials as Targeted Delivery Vehicles and Microenvironments for Guided Tissue Growth.

Dr. Michael Christie is Faculty and Undergraduate Advisor, Florida International University School of Biomedical Engineering in Miami, Florida. His topic was Engineering: The Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Patient Care.

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