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.