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Research Live

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Research Live is the Office of Research’s monthly webinar series, focused on topics of practical interest to the UGA research community. These virtual events provide an opportunity for faculty, students and staff to interact directly from OoR professionals. All events are free and open to anyone in the UGA community.

Below is a schedule of upcoming Research Live presentations. To participate, simply click on the registration link, and you’ll be asked to provide a UGA email address before being sent the Zoom meeting information.

Let us know if you have questions or would like to suggest a topic for future presentations.

All sessions will be archived for viewing at a later date.

Spring 2024 Research Live schedule

Research Live is the Office of Research’s monthly webinar series, focused on topics of practical interest to the UGA research community. These virtual events provide an opportunity for faculty, students and staff to interact directly from OoR professionals. All events are free and open to anyone in the UGA community.

March

“CURO & Undergraduate Research”

Friday, March 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Andrea Silletti, Program Coordinator, Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • Rayna Carter, 2nd year undergraduate majoring in biology, psychology and sociology
  • Julie Stanton, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cellular Biology, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
  • Haruki Takeuchi, 2ndyear undergraduate majoring in regenerative biosciences
  • Ryan Weiss, Associate Professor, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

This session of Research Live, featuring representatives from the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) as well as current CURO students, will introduce CURO and the programs it offers to facilitate and support undergraduate involvement in research at UGA. Speakers will cover how students and faculty can get involved with CURO, as well as hear from individual students and faculty mentors about how CURO has benefitted them.

 

Zoom registration is required.

 

April

“UGA’s Cancer Center: A Nexus for Oncological Research”

Friday, April 12, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Eileen Kennedy, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Pharmacy and Director, UGA Cancer Center
  • Eugene Douglass, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Natarajan Kannan, Professor and Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Corey Saba, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Shaying Zhao, Professor and Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

In this webinar, UGA Cancer Center Director Eileen Kennedy and colleagues will discuss the center’s work to fight cancer on three fronts: developing new methods for early tumor detection; finding new targets for novel therapeutics, and improving prevention strategies and outreach. Presenters will also talk about the many opportunities for student research and collaborative projects, not only with colleagues at UGA but also with partner institutions around the state.

 

Zoom registration is required.

 

May

“Beyond the PI’s Grant: Alternative Models for Funding and Training Postdocs”

Tuesday, May 7, 11:30am-12:30pm

Presenters:

  • Shelley Hooks, Associate Vice President, Office of Research Personnel
  • Erin Dolan, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education, Franklin College Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Additional speakers TBA

Postdoctoral scholars have a major impact on research productivity and innovation. Their future success has a big impact on UGA’s research reputation, and postdoctoral trainees are a key metric considered for AAU selection. The majority of UGA postdocs are funded exclusively by their faculty mentor’s grants, which can limit recruiting options and the scope of training. However, alternative models expand our options for both recruiting and training and help ensure that UGA-trained postdocs become national and international leaders in their fields of research. In this webinar, we will explore recent examples of unit-centered, institutional, and federal agency models to provide funding and professional development for this important group of researchers.

 

Zoom registration is required.

Archived sessions by topic

Video archives will be available a few days after each session.