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Gulf Coast Consortia Update

Aug 4, 2017, 15:39 PM by Melodi Moore


News from the Gulf Coast Consortia

A Collaboration of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Institute of Biosciences & Technology of Texas A&M Health Science Center

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Congratulations to the GCC Rigor and Reproducibility Workshop Program for winning 1st place in the 2017 AAMC Innovations in Research and Research Education Award

Special thanks to the organizing committee, all of our speakers/facilitators, and those of you who have attended and provided feedback. Save the date for our next workshop that will take place on October 20th.

Logo Design Contest: Keck Center Annual Research Conference: Innovations in Interdisciplinary

It is time for the Logo Design Contest for our Annual Research Conference, which carries with it a prize of $250 for the winning logo, in addition to the recognition in the abstract guide for creative contributions to the Keck Center! 

More information. Deadline for submission August 10.


Save the date: Metabolism in Cancer, September 21

The featured speaker will be Prof. William G. Kaelin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and  winner of 2016 Lasker Award for basic medical research. Four perspective speakers will highlight different aspects of the field: Ronald DePinho, MDACC; Giulio Draetta, MDACC; Meng Weng, BCM; and  Deborah Johnson, BCM. Also planned are several short talks from local researchers working in the general area of metabolism research applied to cancer systems. Supported by a John S. Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Event Award, this event will be September 21,  Onstead Auditorium, Mitchell Basic Science Research Building. For more information, contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

Save the dates for two Neuro-focused conferences, October 26 and 27:

GCC Cluster for Neuroengineering Conference, October 26

Confirmed speakers include Eva Dyer, Georgia Institute of Technology; Robert Greenberg, Second Sight; and Charles Lieber, Harvard University; Fabricio H.M. Do Monte, UTHealth; Yingchun Zhang,

University of Houston; Michael Beierlein, UTHealth; and Aydin Babakhani, Rice.  See conference website for Call for Abstracts and to register.


Keck Center Annual Research Conference and Poster Session: Innovations in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, October 27

Theme: Neuroscience.  Confirmed speakers are  Eve Marder, Brandeis University, and Dan Yamins, Stanford University. Co-organizers are Carmen Dessauer, UTHealth, Ted Wensel, BCM, and Caleb Kemere, Rice University. See conference website for Call for Abstracts and to register.

GCC Job Board

Check out the new jobs posted recently. This job board provides an opportunity for job seekers and employers to learn more about each other. Job seekers may post their resumes.  Employers (GCC Recruiter) may post their job openings. GCC Job Board


Learn more about GCC’s and other TMC institutions’ core facilities and equipment on the VIICTR website (Search Core Facilities).  VIICTR = Virtually Integrated Institutions for Clinical and Translational Research.