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Visit of Gallaudet University Faculty and Students to UMB, July 14, 2021
In July, Professor Adebowale Ogunjirin, PhD and a student from Gallaudet University visited the University of Maryland School of Medicine laboratory of Professor Richard Thompson, PhD in the Deptartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to initiate a collaboration on application of advanced fluorescence techniques in research and for educational purposes. Students and many faculty from Gallaudet are hearing impaired, and instruction must be conducted in American Sign Language. They were accompanied by students from James Madison University (and their mentors) from the JMU Program in ASL training, for whom this was also a valuable training opportunity in translating scientific/technical conversations between hearing and deaf scientists. The visit included a lecture and demonstration of a training exercise in fluorescence polarization techniques for drug discovery for the students.
The picture (right) shows (L to R) A. Baier (JMU), O. Akinshemoyin (GU), N. Berner-Kadish (JMU, signing), Prof. Ogunjirin (GU) and Prof. Thompson (UMB).
The picture (below) shows (L to R) O. Akinshemoyin (GU), N. Berner-Kadish (JMU), Prof. Ogunjirin (GU), A. Baier (JMU, signing), and Prof. Thompson (UMB).
The 2019 Eugene Sydney Bereston
October 21, 2019
C. Michael DiPersio, PhD
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Regenerative & Cancer Cell Biology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
“Novel roles for integrins in regulating the keratinocyte secretome during wound healing and skin tumorigenesis”
Pictured from left to right – Richard Eckert (Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology),
Michael DiPersio, Linda Katz (daughter of Eugene Bereston) and
Sarah Katz (granddaughter of Eugene Bereston)