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PubhD Galway #1: Diabetes, Child Pain, Modeling the Heart

PubhD Galway’s 1st event will take place on the 12th March 2018 at 7:00 PM in Massimo’s Bar (10 William St W). The three speakers for the evening include:

Scott Robinson, currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Anatomy at the National University of Ireland Galway and also Currently a Vascular Surgery Trainee at the University of Michigan. He graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from Union College  New York in 2003. He went on to obtain his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and his MD from Emory University. His research interests focus on delivery strategies for the treatment of type I Diabetes.

Grace O’Sullivan, a Second Year PhD student in Psychology and Health at NUI Galway. Her research focuses on everyday pains in childhood (i.e. minor bumps and scrapes that children experience at home). She will be talking about her research on the social context of pain events. She uses video-cameras to record parents and their children (3-5 years) during everyday painful events at home to see whether the parents influence the child’s reaction to pain (e.g. if Mummy or Daddy panics does the child react worse?) or whether the influence is the other way around!

Evan McEvoy, a 4th year PhD student at NUI Galway is working in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Before undertaking postgraduate research he has worked with medical device companies Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson and also on Enterprise Ireland funded research projects. Evan’s research explores the thermodynamics of living matter spanning from investigating what drives cells to reorganize their structure o analysing the material composition of the heart. His work is funded by the Irish Research Council and the NUI Galway Hardiman scholarship. He is going to discuss some aspects of how engineering can guide our understanding of biology with a focus on how we can develop computer models of the beating heart.

Interested in speaking at PubhD Galway contact them at galway@pubhd.ie or fill in this form.

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