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New England Science Boot Camp 2018

Official website for the 10th annual New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians

Speaker Info

We now have days for each topic!

Wednesday afternoon: Ecology

Thursday morning: Genetic Counseling

Thursday afternoon: Materials Science

As a reminder, speakers are subject to change. We guarantee the topics to be covered, but not specific speakers.

Ecology - Wednesday Afternoon

ECOLOGY OVERVIEW SPEAKER

Miranda Davis

Miranda Davis

University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Ph.D., University of Durham, United Kingdom
  • Master's, Virginia Tech University
  • Bachelor's, University of Binghampton (SUNY)

ECOLOGY RESEARCH SPEAKER

Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Brandeis University

Senior Lecturer, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

  • Ph.D., Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.F.S. (Masters in Forest Science), Yale University
  • B.A., Carleton College

Learn more about Dr. Olson

Wednesday Evening Speaker

WEDNESDAY EVENING SPEAKER

Ivan Oransky

Ivan Oransky

Co-Founder of Retraction Watch

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine
  • B.A., Harvard University

Learn more about Dr. Oransky and Retraction Watch

Genetic Counseling - Thursday Morning

GENETIC COUNSELING OVERVIEW SPEAKER

Lauren Lichten

Lauren Lichten

Brandeis University

Associate Professor of the Practice of Genetic Counseling and Associate Program Director

  • M.S., Genetic Counseling, Brandeis University
  • B.A., Molecular Biology, Colgate University

Learn more about Professor Lichten and the Genetic Counseling Program


GENETIC COUNSELING RESEARCH SPEAKERS

Gayun Chan

Gayun Chan-Smutko

Brandeis University

Associate Professor of the Practice of Genetic Counseling and Assistant Program Director

  • M.S., Genetic Counseling, Brandeis University
  • B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Learn more about Professor Chan-Smutko

 

Lacey Smith

Lacey Smith

Boston Children's Hospital

Licensed Genetic Counselor, Epilepsy Genetics Program

  • M.S., Genetic Counseling, Brandeis University
  • B.S., Biological Science, University of Vermont

Learn more about the Boston Children's Hospital Epilepsy Genetics Program

Recommended readings:

For an overview about Genetic Counseling: 

"About Genetic Counselors" page from the National Society of Genetic Counselors website. The video "I Am a Genetic Counselor" is about 5 minutes long and talks about the variety of roles genetic counselors can play.


For research, the open access article:

Helbig, I., Heinzen, E. L., & Mefford, H. C. (2016). Primer part 1 - The building blocks of epilepsy genetics. Epilepsia, 57(6), 861-868. doi: 10.1111/epi.13381

Materials Science - Thursday Afternoon

MATERIALS SCIENCE OVERVIEW SPEAKER

Christopher Schuh

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Learn more about Dr. Schuh and the Schuh Group


MATERIALS SCIENCE RESEARCH SPEAKER

Seth Fraden

Brandeis University

Professor of Physics

  • Ph.D., Brandeis University

Learn more about Dr. Fraden, the Fraden Group's Active Matter research.