Texas A&M University-Kingsville

34th Annual Garland Lecture in Chemistry

Rangel College of Pharmacy - 04/22/14 - 04/22/14

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Department of Chemistry will present the 34th Annual Fred M. Garland Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in Room 132 of the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Brian D. McCabe, one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, will serve as the lecture’s keynote speaker. McCabe currently serves as assistant professor in the Department of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University. He also serves as head of the McCabe Lab at Columbia, which investigates the development and disorders of synapses - the specialized connections that allow communication between neurons and circuits, or groups of neurons that function together.

 McCabe’s presentation— “'Exploiting Drosophila to Explore the Development and Disease of Motorcircuits' Driving”—will discuss the latest advances in neuromuscular research using the Drosophila model for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) disorder.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

The Fred M. Garland Memorial Lecture is an annual spring time event sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and A&M-Kingsville. Fred M. Garland was the chemistry department chairman from 1950-1975. A nationally recognized chemistry scholar is invited to present a lecture to an undergraduate audience over a current topic of interest.


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