In this seminar, a series of presentations on current biomedical research will provide a unique look at cutting-edge developments in diverse biomedical areas at the world’s largest medical research center. Each session will feature postdoctoral fellows from the Massachusetts General Hospital presenting their own research. The course will provide a survey of compelling emerging research topics offered directly by the experts conducting the work. A short discussion will follow each lecture.
One of the sessions will examine how imaging the activity of neuronal networks contributes to the understanding of epileptic seizures. Another will consider how recent Nobel Prize-winning CRISPR technology can be used to treat neurological diseases. A subsequent lecture will delve into how tissue dynamics are being tracked to better understand the physical aspects of cancer. A follow-up presentation will focus on how cancer therapy for the brain is being mapped using advanced imaging and artificial intelligence. Prior medical knowledge is not expected, and no weekly preparation is required of attendees.