This course is a research seminar offered in partnership with the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA) Science Communications Committee. Each week, two research fellows (MDs or PhDs) at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School will deliver a presentation on their ongoing research. Informative talks will be followed by interactive Q&A sessions with class participants. The far-ranging topics will cover different fields in medical research, including neuroscience, oncology, cardiology, and epidemiology. 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 engaging, straight-forward and clear to a general audience.
Class 1 - February 9, 2024
Class 2 - February 16, 2024
Class 3 - February 23, 2024
Group Leader: JANE HA & SUNNY KUMAR
Meets on: Fridays 1 to 3 PM
Class Size: 50
Teaching Style: Seminar
Weekly Preparation: None
Group Leader Biography:
Jane Ha is a postdoctoral research fellow at MGH Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit. She received her M.D. from Korea University College of Medicine. She conducts epidemiological research to identify risk factors of gastrointestinal diseases and is particularly interested in the role of body composition measurements and imaging markers in diverticulitis and colorectal cancer.
Sunny Kumar is a dedicated Postdoctoral fellow at MassGeneral Hospital-Harvard Medical School (MGH-HMS) with a research focus on understanding the mechanisms of human brain resilience to Alzheimer's disease. His journey in dementia research began in 2010, leading to a master's degree and a research assistant position, followed by a Ph.D. at Université Laval, Canada. In January 2022, he joined Dr. Teresa Gomez-Isla's laboratory at MGH-HMS to gain experiences in diverse human brain anatomy, microscopy, and molecular biology skills and contribute to Alzheimer's disease research.