AUGUSTA, Ga. – Renowned neuroscientist Dr. Dora Angelaki is the keynote speaker for Augusta University’s 32nd Graduate Research Day, an annual event to showcase the research accomplishments of students and postdoctoral fellows throughout The Graduate School.
Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, Angelaki leads a team of researchers dedicated to understanding principals of brain development and disease. The Angelaki Lab studies how information flows between areas of the brain, affecting spatial navigation, decision-making and memory. With innovative approaches to exploring neural dynamics, the research could result in a better understanding of diseases like autism, inspire artificial systems, and aid the development of prosthetics that could be used to treat sensory, motor and cognitive defects.
The presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons. Angelaki’s talk follows research poster presentations from postdoctoral fellows, medical residents and graduate students from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wellness Center inside the Augusta University Health Sciences Campus Student Center.
About Graduate Research Day
For more than 30 years, Graduate Research Day has allowed students to receive feedback on their work and sharpen their presentation skills before presenting at national meetings. Their research spans a variety of topics ranging from the biomedical sciences to education to psychology. Presentations are judged by faculty and awards are presented by The Graduate School and participating programs and colleges. Learn more at augusta.edu/gradstudies.
About Dr. Dora Angelaki
Dr. Dora Angelaki is the Wilhelmina Robertson Professor in Baylor College of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Rice University. She holds degrees in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and University of Minnesota. After a short postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a brief junior faculty position at the University of Mississippi, she joined the faculty of Washington University in St Louis, where she held the Endowed Chair of Neurobiology. She has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the Halpike-Nylen medal from the Barany Society and the inaugural Pradel Award in Neuroscience from the National Academy of Sciences. Angelaki is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuroscience, one of the most influential journals in the field.