College students from across the country turned out for the College of Medicine’s annual Biomedical Research Day, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in the Medical Sciences Building. The event highlighted student research and graduate student training opportunities at the College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Representatives in the college’s graduate programs participated in a morning graduate fair.
Dean William Ball introduced James Wells, PhD, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and director of basic research in the Division of Endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s, who offered a keynote address "Growing Mini Human Organs in a Dish: New Avenues for Research and Future Therapies.” Participants during the day’s events also toured laboratories and research teams at UC and Cincinnati Children’s which investigate stem cells and organoids, the development of vasculature in zebrafish, genomics and epigenomics, proteomics and protein structure by X-ray crystallography.
Several cutting-edging facilities for microscopy and whole body nuclear magnetic resonance imaging were also part of the tour. Students interested in pursuing graduate or professional studies at UC had various opportunities to speak with leaders in graduate programs and the medical scientist training program.