Biomedical Advances: From the Bench to the Bedside and Beyond - Hybrid Online

This course offers a series of lectures covering a wide range of cutting-edge research topics in the biomedical sciences. In partnership with the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA), current research fellows (MDs or PhDs) at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School will deliver talks about their ongoing research. Two researchers will be featured weekly, and each presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with class participants.

Featured topics will provide a high-level survey of compelling research across the fields of oncology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, cardiovascular diseases, bioengineering and genomics.  Specific topics to be covered include gene therapy for neurodegenerative disorders, determinants of childhood asthma, and the link between mental stress and cardiovascular disease. No prior scientific knowledge is expected from course participants, and no weekly preparation is required. The invited speakers look forward to sharing their research and findings in a way that is straight-forward and clear to a general audience.

Class Lecture Recordings:

1) Feb. 10, 2023 - Stress and Heart Health

2) Feb. 10, 2023 - Brain Aging

3) Feb. 17, 2023 Lectures

4) Feb. 24, 2023 Lectures

5) March 3, 2023 Lectures

6) March 10, 2023 Lectures

7) Final Lecture - March 17, 2023






Venue: online
Meets on: Fridays 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Starting: 2/10/2023
Sessions: 6
Class Size: 50
Teaching Style: Lecture with questions
Weekly Preparation: None
Group Leader Biography:

Charbel Gharios is a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. His research leverages multimodal imaging (structural and molecular imaging) to better characterize the brain-heart connection. He received his B.S. in Biology and M.D. degrees from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.  Amy Tsurumi is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General/Harvard Medical School. Her research interests are in aging, infections, and trauma. She received her PhD in Genetics from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a master’s degree in Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.