A new program at LSU Health Shreveport will give community members of all ages the chance to learn more about the research side of an academic medical center. Named the Citizens Science Academy, the inaugural event will take place the morning of Saturday, August 29.
Jeffery Weisman, PhD, a medical student who recently completed a PhD in bioengineering at Louisiana Tech, will speak about his research on 3-D printing to make custom medical implants for chemotherapy and antibiotics delivery. He will also demo the printer. Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology Michelle Arnold, PhD, will discuss her research on rotaviruses and the possibility of a vaccine. Professor and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences Chris Kevil, PhD, will round out the presenters.
Participants will then break into small groups to spend time in a researcher’s lab.