NDnano Symposium: Nanotechnology in the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders

2017 NDnano Symposium

This inaugural one-day symposium will bring together leading experts in neuroscience and nanotechnology to share cutting-edge information and enhance research collaborations between students and faculty from ORAU-affiliated institutions.  The event includes an afternoon Student Symposium to showcase work by undergraduate and graduate students, with awards for best posters.  Remote participation is available.  Register below by March 13.


10:00 am Check-in, Foyer
Eck Visitors Center
  Morning Session
Eck Auditorium
10:45 am Welcome  
11:00 am

Kevin Tracey, M.D.
President & CEO
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

11:30 am Prof. Chad Bouton
Vice President of Advanced Engineering and Director of the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

“Treating Paralysis with Bioelectronic Medicine”

12:00 pm Prof. Sakhrat Khizroev
Professor, Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
12:30 pm Lunch, Eck Foyer  
  Afternoon Session
Eck Auditorium
1:15 pm Prof. Xiaoming Jin
Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine

“Magneto-Electric Nanoparticles for Magnetic Stimulation of Cortical Neurons in vivo

1:45 pm Prof. Deborah Mash
Director of the University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank™
Professor, Neurology and Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami School of Medicine

“Nanoparticle Technologies for Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases”

2:15 pm Break, Eck Foyer  
2:30 pm Panel Discussion with Invited Speakers  
3:30 pm Break, Eck Foyer Students hang posters
4:00 – 6:00 pm Student Symposium Poster Previews, Eck Visitors Center Auditorium • Poster Presentations, Eck Visitors Center Foyer


Student attendance and participation


Students are welcome to register for any part of the day’s events.

From 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the March 30 event, undergraduate and graduate students can showcase their related research in the Student Symposium.  Those wishing to participate should register below by March 13, complete the information requested for your poster, and then work to prepare two items:

  • A poster summarizing your research (40 inches by 60 inches max, portrait or landscape), to be presented during the poster session in the Eck Visitors Center Foyer.
  • A one-minute, one-slide preview (highlight) of your poster, to be given in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium prior to the start of the poster session.  This is your chance to pique the interest of the judges to visit your poster.

The Student Symposium is open to undergraduate and graduate students conducting research in engineering, biochemistry, psychology, neuroscience, neurodegenerative diseases, nanobio and related fields.  Awards for the best posters will be announced at 5:45 pm.

Interactive webinar

The morning and afternoon technical sessions and panel discussion will be available via interactive webinar.  When registering (link below), check the appropriate box to indicate your interest in participating remotely.  A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to you 1-2 days before the event.




Click here to register.  Please register by March 13.

Event organizer

Dr. Tiffanie Stewart (


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