Keynote Speaker: Joseph J. Pancrazio, Ph.D 

Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) and Professor of
Bioengineering at UT Dallas

Dr. Pancrazio’s laboratory aims to leverage advances in microscale technology, material science, and bioscience to develop and demonstrate in vivo and in vitro neural interfaces. During this seminar, he will share how his interests evolved, how a global disaster enabled his PhD work, snapshots of science and engineering along the way, and people who impacted and influenced his career path. Dr. Pancrazio will share how he balanced risk/benefit of pursuing opportunities in academia, industry, and government—sometimes doing this well, sometimes not. The overarching goal is to share with students, trainees, and others that there are multiple career paths involving electrodes and neurons, and none of these pathways are one-way streets.

Poster Competition

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