November 16, 2017

9:00 am
Registration (FREE)
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Innovation Corner
Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Inventor Pitch Competition

UMD faculty members and researchers will pitch their inventions to local venture capitalists who will select the "Best Inventor Pitch" for Bioscience Day 2017. The winner will be announced during the session that follows and will receive a monetary award.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Fireside Chat & Presentation of the "Best Inventor Pitch" Award
The fireside chat will be followed by the announcement and presentation of the "Best Inventor Pitch" award.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Panel
 (Two Sessions)
The networking panels are designed to help students understand what they can do with a degree in the biological sciences and similar majors. A panel of representatives from industry and federal laboratories will explain what their job entails and answer questions about the kinds of undergraduate and graduate experiences that might prepare students for pursuing careers within their organizations. They will also answer questions from the audience and speak individually with those who seek more detailed information. 

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Poster Session and Lunch
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Seminars on Neuroscience, from Bench to Bedside
Atrium, Stamp Student Union

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Akiva Cohen, University of Pennsylvania (B.S. ’85, microbiology; M.S. ’89, zoology), Associate Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
"Traumatic Brain Injury: It’s all about Balance"
[Abstract and Speaker Bio]

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Sharon Crook (M.A. ’91, Ph.D. ’96, applied mathematics), Professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences & the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University
"Reproducibility and Rigor in Computational Neuroscience: Testing the Data Driven Model"
[Abstract and Speaker Bio]

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Ajay Verma (B.S. ’84, zoology), Chief Medical Officer at United Neuroscience
[Abstract and Speaker Bio]

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Dr. Erik B. & Mrs. Joyce D.C. Young Lecture
Atrium, Stamp Student Union

"Mathematical Ecology: A Century of Progress, and Challenges for the Next Century"

Simon Levin (Ph.D. ’64, mathematics)
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University
2014 National Medal of Science Recipient

[Abstract and Speaker Bio]