Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering

IBIOE Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 2

IBIOE Researchers Present Mammary Gland Research at Gordon Research Conference
IBIOE Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 2, September 2011

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IBIOE researchers, Dr. Brian Booth and Dr. Jang Park, were invited to present their poster, Differential Gene Expression in Label-Retaining Epithelial Cells in the Developing Mouse Mammary Gland, at the Gordon Research Conference on Mammary Gland Biology at Salve Regina University in Providence, Rhode Island from June 12-17, 2011.

“It was an honor to be invited to present our research at this year’s Gordon Research Conference,” says Booth. “It was an unique opportunity to be part of the conference because the number of participants was purposely limited to less than 200 to allow increased opportunity for dialogue. Many people spoke with us in great detail about our mouse mammary gland cell research at IBIOE.

The Gordon Research Conferences were initiated by Dr. Neil E. Gordon, of the Johns Hopkins University, who recognized in the late 1920s the difficulty in establishing good, direct communication between scientists, whether working in the same subject area or in interdisciplinary research. The Gordon Research Conferences promote discussions and the free exchange of ideas at the research frontiers of the biological, chemical and physical sciences. Scientists with common professional interests come together for a full week of intense discussion and examination of the most advanced aspects of their field. These conferences provide a valuable means of disseminating information and ideas in a way that cannot be achieved through the usual channels of communication - publications and presentations at large scientific meetings.