Celebration of Science returns to TWU Oct. 20-21

Poster viewing at the Celebration of Science
Sherine O. Obare, PhD
Sherine O. Obare, PhD

Oct. 6, 2022 – DENTON – After being suspended since 2019 due to the pandemic, the Celebration of Science returns to Texas Woman’s University Oct. 20-21.

The main event is on Friday, Oct. 21, in the Ann Stuart Science Complex and includes presentations by six speakers, headlined by Sherine O. Obare, PhD. Friday’s event is free and open to the public.

The lineup of speakers includes a TWU alumna, two TWU professors and two TWU graduate students. There will also be a Career Panel and Discussion Forum.

The Celebration of Science begins with an alumni reception on Thursday evening, Oct. 20, on the first floor of the Scientific Research Commons. Space is limited and by registration only. Click here to register for the reception.

There will be poster viewings on both days.

Obare is the dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and professor of nanoscience at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her topic is “The Transformative Power of Nanomaterials in Future Technologies.”

Courtney Johnson, PhD, is a postdoctoral associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus. She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from TWU. Her topic is “High-Speed 3D Tracking and Imaging Microscopy Captures Early Events of the Virus-Cell Interaction.”

DiAnna Hynds, PhD, is a biology professor at TWU. Her topic is “Recovering Nervous System Function after Neurotrauma or Neurodegeneration: Rho GTPases and Nanogs.”

Mamal Omary, PhD, is a professor in TWU’s chemistry and biochemistry division. Her topic is “Sustainable Design of “Garden-Inspired” Molecules that will Energize and Light-Up Our Life.”

Raven Gallenstein is a MS student at TWU. Her topic is “Environmental Redemption: Using Green Chemistry to Close the Polycarbonate Loop.”

Anne Davenport is a PhD student at TWU. Her topic is “G1P3/IFI6, an interferon-induced gene, modulates mtROS to promote actin remodeling and migratory pathways in breast cancer.”

Friday’s schedule:

9:30 a.m. - Courtney Johnson, PhD
10:30 a.m. - Raven Gallenstein, MS Candidate
10:45 a.m. - Anne Davenport, PhD Candidate
11:15 a.m. - Career Panel and Discussion Forum
1:15 p.m. - DiAnna Hynds, PhD
2 p.m. - Manal Omary, PhD
3 p.m. - Plenary Talk: Sherine Obare, PhD

For more information, visit the Celebration of Science website.

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