The Department is pleased to welcome Orkun Akin, Ph.D. as an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology effecitve July 2018. Dr. Akin received his B.S. in biology from the California Institute of Technology in 2001. He received his Ph.D. from UC San Francisco in 2008 in biochemistry. From 2009-present, he has served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biological Chemistry at UCLA. Dr. Akin is a promising young faculty whose interests focus on the biology of cell motility, which is essential for cancer metastasis. He is a former HHMI postdoctoral scholar and was the recipient of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellowship.
In recognition of his exemplary career dedicated to the advancement and communication of Developmental and Comparative Immunology around the world, the ISDCI Honarary Award iwa presented to Edwin L. Cooper on the occasion of the XIV International Congress of the International Society for Developmental and Comparative Immunology convened in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, June 2018.
The 12th annual Dynamics of Neural Microcircuits Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 17th from 9 am – 5 pm in the NRB Auditorium on campus.